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Beware: B2B scam from China

We have recently been duped into travelling to China to sign a contract  for video production with this Chinese company: Henan Wanhua Investment Co., Ltd., which holds an official registration in China and a capitalization of 300,000 US$.

 

Once in China we were asked to buy gold bars for the CEO and pay for notarization of the contract, which we refused. We have since heard from many other companies in Europe, who have also been invited and some of which have paid for gold bars and notarization fees.

 

Please pass this on to other video production companies, so they can avoid wasting their time and money.

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Comments: 210

  • #1

    Lynette Arlene Productions (Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:28)

    Hello, I received the same project in Italy proposed from Henan Wanhua Investment Co., Ltd. Managing Director, Zheng Xinhong and Project Manager Yang Mingqing from District Culture Road #60
    Jinshui Zhengzhou
    China phone numbers:Managing Director, Yang Mingqing : 0086-371-567 38353
    Manager:
    Zheng Xinhong: 0086 136 4382 3177. Exactly the same story with the acception that we were shooting in Italy. Everything went well until they requested me to travel to China for signing the contract. I was willing to go until they requested to have me travel on a tourist visa to sign contracts and documents. I contacted the US embassy in China as I am a US citizen and made some enquiries only to find out it was completely illegal the request from the 'client'. I was advised to contact the Chinese embassy here in Italy and they did indeed direct me to another channel of business registrations where I find out the company was a fraud. Unfortunately, like you, I was already confirming contracts with my team from the USA and Italy, writing the storyboards, castings for voice overs, organized press releases in every region, contacted all the film commissions, etc.....booked out the year of my time, turned down other projects during the negotiations and also when we were assured all the contracts were accepted.
    I too would have been on a plane but after I made the phone calls and found out the scam, I was called by other production companies here in Italy to find out the same from them.
    Sorry for your loss of time and I am happy you have posted because I too had trouble to find concrete info on the company. Now in a google search, your experience came right up!
    Thanks,
    Lynette Arlene
    Owner/Producer/Director
    Lynette Arlene Productions

  • JimdoPro
    #2

    filmingholidays (Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:13)

    Dear Lynette, thank you for posting about your experience. Unfortunately the Chinese embassy in Munich did not direct us towards a list of scam companies, also that company is in fact properly registered in China, according to the Austrian office for business affairs. The interesting bit is that we are still in touch with them and apparently a representative is coming to Europe in August, so we will invite the press here in Germany when he arrives and catch him on video.

  • #3

    Klaas van der Meulen (Wednesday, 01 August 2012 07:37)

    We had unfortunately the same experience with this company. We bought some gold for the CEO but for a lower price as you had to do, and we transferred the money as well. Stupid as I see it now. But as you said aswell It looked rather good in the beginning. My e mail is klaas@klaasfilm.nl I will try to get them arrested to contact the ambassy and whatever I can organize. best regards. Klaas

  • JimdoPro
    #4

    filmingholidays (Wednesday, 01 August 2012 07:43)

    Dear Klaas, thanks for sharing. Just a quick correction, as I mentioned in the video we did not purchase the gold for the CEO. Let me know how you go with the embassy. Though from what I understand they have been operating in China for some time and have taken money from people in China as well, but they are still operating legally. Cheers Tom

  • #5

    Ilya (Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:11)

    Hey. Wish I could see this post earlier. I just became a victim of this scam. Wander what I could do to nail them. Lost not too much though , but still painful.
    Ilya. Belgium

  • JimdoPro
    #6

    filmingholidays (Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:48)

    Dear Ily, we are hearing from more and more people across Europe that have become victims. There are just as many people that have contacted us on our German website. They really need to be stopped. I am still in touch and have said that I will meet the executive director here in Germany, if that happens, then we will have the press and police there.

  • #7

    Kip (Friday, 31 August 2012 11:54)

    Same scam they have now changed company name. See below. Thanks for you posts.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.



    I wish happy!:



    Contact:Mr Dehua

    Company:Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui District Zijing shan Road

    Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823

    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • #8

    Chris (Friday, 31 August 2012 12:32)

    Same here. This is the second time they have tried it. I was suspicious from get go. When I let them know we had to follow official procedure and set up international bank transfer account they stopped emailing. I just got the same email as Kip. I'm trying to scam them this time. Or at least play dumb and have them waste a lot of time jumping through hoops. 2nd email below.

    "Dear Sir or Madam:
     
    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make  20 episode , each of 25minutes. Size: 16:9.   Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.
     
    I wish happy!:
     
    Contact:Mr Dehua
    Company:Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD       Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui District Zijing     shan Road                       
     Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com   Tel:  0086-371-56662823
     Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693"

  • #9

    Thomas (Friday, 31 August 2012 17:47)

    Thank you for posting this. Let us stop them from continuing this scam.

  • #10

    Matt Quinn. (Monday, 03 September 2012 03:48)

    Same scam - sent to me here in Scotland...

    Dear Sir or Madam:


    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25 minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.


    Best wishes


    Contact:Mr Dehua
    Email: yinglikj@163.com
    Tel: 0086-13938522693 0086-371-56662823
    Company:Zhengzhou ying li technology co., LTD
    Address: China Zhengzhou jinshui district zi jing shan road

  • JimdoPro
    #11

    filmingholidays (Monday, 03 September 2012 03:58)

    Dear Kip, Chris and Matt. I'm glad you are posting this here. That means anyone Googling the name of the company will find this page and be warned straight away, which unfortunately wasn't the case when we were first contacted.
    All the best from Munich.

  • #12

    ediphotostudios (Monday, 03 September 2012 04:23)

    I've got the same email:
    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.

    I wish happy!:

    Contact:Mr Dehua
    Company:Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui District Zijing shan Road
    Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823
    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • #13

    johnny carr (Monday, 03 September 2012 05:18)

    They tried it with us too. Thank you for your post, I have been trying to speak with the company just to verify their request, but now I will cease all correspondance.
    Thanks
    Johnny

  • #14

    Mark (Monday, 03 September 2012 13:34)

    You just saved us from a lot of pointless work and a world of pain. Was considering to go with their trap. Really appreciate your post!

  • #15

    Jean-Luc Potvin (Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:32)

    Same here in Quebec, Canada.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.

    I wish happy!:

    Contact:Mr Dehua
    Company:Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui District Zijing shan Road
    Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823
    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • #16

    Jim (Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:53)

    We received the same request for a proposal from this company, just last week. We corresponded a few times with them and were thinking this might be a legitimate, until we did a search and came across this video. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • #17

    Phoenixfilms - Kathy (Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:42)

    Just received the same email here in Vancouver British Columbia! Sounded to good to be true!

    Dear Sir or Madam:



    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy,
    culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of
    25minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are
    interested, please reply ASAP.



    I wish happy!:



    Contact��Mr Dehua

    Company��Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui
    District Zijing shan Road

    Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823

    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • #18

    Vicky Collins (Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:13)

    Wow! Thanks for the heads up. I am a producer in the U.S. and was recently contacted by Mr. Dehua. I guess if something seems too good to be true it usually is. The scam has come to America also. So relieved I found your video and warning before I got any further into this. Appreciate you giving all of us a heads up. Best, Vicky

  • #19

    Barry (Tuesday, 04 September 2012 17:55)

    Same here in Regina Canada.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25 minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.

    Best wishes

    Contact:Mr Dehua
    Email: yinglikj@163.com
    Tel: 0086-13938522693 0086-371-56662823
    Company:Zhengzhou ying li technology co., LTD
    Address: China Zhengzhou jinshui district zi jing shan road

  • #20

    Clint Adam Smyth (Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:28)

    Same Scam here, I just put together a quote, thats about it, so not too much time wasted... Was suspicious from the get go.


    copy of letter.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Our company will make a feature programme in your country, the theme is economy, culture, and tourism of your country ,we plan to make 20 episode , each of 25minutes. Size: 16:9. Style: HD or XD cam Sony camera equipment. If you are interested, please reply ASAP.

    I wish happy!:

    Please contract: Mr Dehua
    Company:Henan xin hua industrial Co., LTD
    Address: China Zhengzhou jinshui district hua yuan road

    Email: xinhuasy11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823

    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • #21

    John D´Bartolo (Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:48)

    We just We have just been invited to the meeting in China

    The same happened with our company in Brazil, we send our ideas and budgets for the production of the episodes, actually looked pretty good deal to be true.

    But the brazilian citizens need a visa to go to China, and for this, we asked for a letter of invitation to show in the China Consulate in Sao Paulo.

    Also suspected at first, but with the invitation to go to china for sign the contracts, I started researching more and found the post via face book.

    thank you

    see his last email
    Assunto Re:Re:Fwd: Re:Re: enquiry
    Remetente Dehua
    Para mail
    Data Ter 06:30
    74e4b43becdf584e3b76b02b73f527fb@brazilentertainment.com.br
    Dear Mail ,

    Thanks for your prompt letter . As to the contract you sent , i think that it is very suitable . In order to start the project sooner , i hope you can come to China that we can talk about the contract face to face and make the offical one .I am here and i am looking for your coming . Wish our cooperation a pleasant one !

    yours ,

    Dehua


    Company:Henan Yu Xin International Co., LTD
    Address: China Zhengzhou Jinshui District Zijing shan Road
    Email: yuxingj11@vip.163.com Tel: 0086-371-56662823
    Mobile-phone: 0086--13938522693

  • JimdoPro
    #22

    filmingholidays (Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:58)

    Glad this is helping to save you guys wasting your time and money. I hope their current search for victims turns up completely dry.

  • #23

    BoBo (Thursday, 06 September 2012 02:53)

    Many thanks for all of you guys to post here.

    We're production company in Thailand which is got this mail too, every single detail is the same. As you're said too good to be true!

    I'm starting to quotation this morning but feel something in mind. Then I search the company name from the internet then to be here finally.

    Thank you so much again Lynette and everyone for your share.

  • #24

    James S (Thursday, 06 September 2012 05:22)

    Thanks for posting this. We're based in Northern California and got the same email...with a quick google search, your blog just saved me a lot of headache.

  • #25

    Joe T (Friday, 07 September 2012 11:48)

    Thanks for posting. I'm in Calgary Alberta Canada and just got this last week. I responded and got the info letter spelling out their requirements and asking for episode outlines and budget quotes.

    I responded again to that asking for more information about them. At the same time I passed the information along to our government representative in Hong Kong to check out for validity. THEN I did my second google search on just the phone number and got this page. I wish my google search last week had produced results but I got nothing - I had of course, used the company name and address.

    Too bad. This looked like it could have been a really good project. We could have used the work here.

    Again, thank you for this blog. You've saved me a lot of headaches. I am going to see if my government guy can assist in shutting them down.

  • #26

    Tom D (Friday, 07 September 2012 12:38)

    Thanks for the post. I'm in Denver, CO and just got the same e-mail from "Mr. Dehua" less than a week ago. I put together a proposal, sent it to him yesterday and immediately got an e-mail from him this morning to write up a contract. I haven't responded to his latest e-mail yet because I wanted to do some due diligence first. It was sounding way to good ... and too quick ... to be true. I really appreciate all of your posts. Like others, your stories saved me a bunch of time and money. As part of my due diligence I contacted my state international biz office for guidance. I'll definitely be sending a link to this posting to them.

  • #27

    ryan (Friday, 07 September 2012 17:55)

    Would anyone like to risk scamming them right back? Maybe we can devise a way to reverse this scam? :)

  • #28

    michel paul (Sunday, 09 September 2012 21:06)

    thank you for sharing this
    I got an e-mail from them too
    Now I know what not to do

  • #29

    Nissan Lahat Kunz (Monday, 10 September 2012 02:15)

    Thank you we also received this email and thanks to your report we stopped corresponding with them

  • #30

    Tom D (Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:25)

    I had a thought of telling them that due to the scope and complexity of the project, the legal fees for creating a contract would be something like $7,500. To show our "good faith" we would be willing to cover half of that as an up front investment in the project. As soon as they reciprocate with the other half, we'll get started on the contract. I'm sure that would stop all communication. However, after telling a friend of mine with the state attorney general's office about this, he said they would report and investigate it, and advised that I should simply stop all communication with them.

  • #31

    Lynette Arlene (Sunday, 23 September 2012 03:39)

    WOW! After my post in July in response to this scam I can't believe how many people have come out of the wood work! I also posted in July on all my facebook pages about the chinese film production scam. I have also received many letters from colleagues around the world sharing their experience. I am really happy to see that everyone has come forward to expose this fraud but we should truly be able to make some sort of class action suit against them for the time that they have wasted of ours, (I know I spent months on negotiations,story boards and even turned down other projects that we had committed to one year of filming for this project) NOT to mention the mal intent of their scam.
    Did they ever arrive in Germany? I know that they stopped all communications with me when I invited them to Italy.
    Everyone should send their emails and info to your local Chinese Embassy Business Department as I was advised to do in Italy. THis will also hopefully protect future victims who are receiving the business visa to travel to China for this scam.
    Thanks again for your initiative 'filming holidays'.
    -L.A.

  • #32

    Samantha (Sunday, 23 September 2012 10:05)

    Yep, I got the same email here in the UK a few days ago. Details are slightly different though (I've posted it below).

    My first thought was 'scam', but it included a quite convincing technical brief as an attachment, and I thought 'Well, if it is a scam, it's a pretty sophisticated one, they've gone to a lot of trouble, maybe it is genuine.'

    So I asked some pertinent questions, and got what looked like reasonable replies. However, on reflection, they were a bit generic. Also, when someone agrees almost instantly to a 50% payment up front for a $2.5m project, it's got to be too good to be true! And now I come to think of it, why would a company that makes machine tools be commissioning videos? Then I found this thread on a Google search.

    Haven't wssted more than a few minutes on it thankfully. Well done you guys for highlighting it, many thanks!


    Dear General Manager:
    This is Hainan kaimao imp&exp trading company in China,.According to our company's business development,Carte Blanche your company in your countries to help us to take a promotional material. A total of 30 sets,and Each set 20 minutes.
    Shooting content: capital , airport , geographic , Cultural history , Urban industrial , population ,area , customs , places of historic interest and scenic beauty ,Tourist attractions ,Local products ,The hotel and universities and so on .
    Please budget the cost , including the editor, the director,producer , The host ,dubbing Division, the assistant , equipment ,eating and living . Please make a contact if you are not Clearly.


    --
    Sincerely.
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd

    Tel :+86-898 3268 5130/5131/5132/5120 .
    Fax:+86-898 3268 5121
    name:Mr.ZhaoHuiHuang
    Mobile phone:0086-13687526302
    E-mail:hainankaimao69@vip.126.com
    Web site:WWW,hainankaimao.com

  • #33

    Lisa (Tuesday, 09 October 2012 23:36)

    Sadly the scam has reached the Caribbean. I received the same email as Samantha.

  • JimdoPro
    #34

    filmingholidays (Wednesday, 10 October 2012 02:42)

    Thanks again for all your entries. @Lynette sorry for not replying earlier we were actually travelling and filming in Italy and Croatia. To answer your question they never arrived in Germany of course, and after some consultation it appears that we do not really have a case, since they did not outright ask for money, so the best option really would be to keep exposing their scams and if someone can come up with a good idea to scam them back. It would really be quite simple such as keep writing to them and pretending to fall for the scam and several people saying they will arrive at the airport and later saying the flight has ben delayed a day and getting them to waste their time standing around waiting for people to appear that will never arrive. If they will no longer pick up people from the airport we just pretend to be at some Hotel and keep them waiting in the lobby, if we can get 20 or more people people to do this, eventually they will get fed up with their own scam!

  • #35

    Mikepole (Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:39)

    We grow coffee and export our premium coffee around the world
    We too have been approached by these people
    THANK YOU for your web site and information
    Again the dialogue was detailed and well set out!
    obviously they have been to Nigeria and learnt from them!!

  • #36

    Gerry (Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:08)

    Hainan Kaimao imp&exp Ltd is a scam Company in China..They tryed to scam us aswell..Asking us to go to China,I have reported them,and they also so got a google logo on there website to make it look good..We have to try and stop the likes of this!!

  • #37

    Charlie (Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:30)

    Almost the exact same experience as Samantha above over the past two weeks, here in Calgary. I noticed that the documentation in the filmingholidays video is identical to what we were shown. Same scam with a new name. It appears they are learning too - they are negotiating their own budgets down and promising smaller deposits. No money spent on our part, thanks to your website.

  • #38

    alfredo (Friday, 12 October 2012 12:53)

    thanks everybody for the info.
    Our company was contacted a few weeks ago by two companies of China. We are from Spain and they requested a shipment of a total order over 600,000€.
    we were very excited, but it was too beautiful to be true.
    thanks this website and other more I have found out this is fraud, and I hope the can't cheat anybody. these companies are:

    1- Hu Guangao
    kmxthu@yahoo.cn, xintai@kmxintai.com
    KUNMING XINTAI TRADING CO.,LTD.
    Youth Building, 8F. XiChang Road , Kunming.
    YUNNAN. CHINA. Post: 650 000.
    www.kmxintai.com
    Mob: (0086) 13619601790
    Tel: (0086) 871 5239836
    Fax: (0086) 871 4148232

    2- Jack Zhao
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road, Longhua District,
    Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    SKype: jackzhao1881
    Tel: +86 898 3268 5120 / 5130 / 5131 / 5132
    mobile phone: +86 136 9757 9015
    Fax: +86 898 3268 5121
    www.hainankaimao.com

  • #39

    Paula (Sunday, 14 October 2012 19:00)

    We need to put a stop to them..Report them,get there website taken down...The more reports that they get about them the better it is to get them taken off...

  • #40

    Jack (Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:55)

    The beginning of October we got a request from Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd from a site europages about pricing. After a week, came an order for about five million euros! We responded presenting production stages of order that far exceeded our production capabilities. We proposed terms of payment and delivery spread over about 4 months. After a week we got confirmation of the offer, a few questions and asked to sign a contract (still no mention of a visit to China). All previous correspondence does not arouse suspicion gross but we try to stay safe. What steps we should to keep preserve safety. The further progress we will inform.

  • #41

    Gerry (Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:19)

    Hi Jack,We got the same,but give them time they will ask you to go to China! Its all a SCAM..

  • #42

    declercq (Friday, 19 October 2012 05:12)

    Same story here in Brussels, happy we found all your information on time,
    Thanks everybody.

    yours,

    Philip

  • #43

    nelida (Friday, 19 October 2012)

    The same story in barcelona (Spain). They are waiting for our travel details. We stop the conversation with them a week ago, when I found this web!!

    The company:

    Mr. ZHAO HuihuangProject Manager
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co., Ltd.
    Shimao Center, No.2 East Shimao RD. Longhua District, Haikou, Hainan, China
    Tel: +86 (898) 32 68 51 30/31/32/20
    Fax: + 86 (898) 32 68 51 21
    Mob: + 86 136 87 52 63 02
    Email: hainankaimao69@vip.126.com
    www.hainankaimao.com

    Thanks for the information!!!!

  • #44

    Karen (Friday, 19 October 2012 06:38)

    What a cunning scam, I kept thinking it sounded too good to be true and as is usual when you think that....you're right! The thing that bugged me was that the brief was so detailed and must of been written by someone who knew the business, and it was kind of plausible, but then I kept thinking why would a manufacturing company be doing video of this sort - they never answer those questions nor ones asking for collateral re their company. Fortunately only lost a bit of time on the proposal, but was considering the offer seriously.... thanks for the post, my goodness there are some devious minds out there! If there's a way to stop them let's do it...

  • JimdoPro
    #45

    filmingholidays (Friday, 19 October 2012 06:44)

    A cunning scam indeed, even friends in China had never heard of this kind of scam. My suggestions would be that all of you, who have been contacted scam them back by simply pretending to fall for it and get them to waste their time. Make demands for more details on the order. Ask them to send a letter of invitation for the consulate. Tell them that you will arrive in china and get them to wait around at the airport. If enough people do this, soon they will not know who is genuinely falling for the scam and who is is scamming them back and they might get fed up with their own scam.

  • #46

    Gerry (Friday, 19 October 2012 21:21)

    We are company in Ireland,And we got the some email from them! By the name Jack from Hainan Kaimao imp&exp,I know what i would like to do with Jack & his company..

  • #47

    Taja (Monday, 22 October 2012 02:54)

    Its the same here in Slovenia. The company name was changed again. We were contacted from Xiang Zhao
    Sales/Distribution

    Hn Kaimao Trading Co.,Ltd
    Country : China
    Phone number : 0086 89832685132
    Professional email : hainankaimao_jack@163.com

    Thanks to this site now we know not to waste energy.

  • #48

    Ian (Monday, 22 October 2012 03:31)

    ... and Australia....

  • #49

    Alessio (Monday, 22 October 2012 03:45)

    ...and Italy too..

  • #50

    Tobias (Monday, 22 October 2012 06:43)

    In SWEDEN, same E-mail
    We checked their VAT number the first thing we did, and go figure it was a "shoe box" company.

    Mr. ZHAO HuihuangProject Manager
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co., Ltd.
    Shimao Center, No.2 East Shimao RD. Longhua District, Haikou, Hainan, China
    Tel: +86 (898) 32 68 51 30/31/32/20
    Fax: + 86 (898) 32 68 51 21
    Mob: + 86 136 87 52 63 02
    Email: hainankaimao69@vip.126.com
    www.hainankaimao.com

  • #51

    Scharo (Monday, 22 October 2012 07:15)

    In Germany:
    we recieved a large unbelievable order from them and started to check them by google, we were lucky to find the bad experinses above and not vasting our Energy !
    We were contacted by follow Company:

    Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road, Longhua District,
    Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    SKype: jackzhao1881
    Tel: +86 898 3268 5120 / 5130 / 5131 / 5132

    mobile phone: +86 136 9757 9015
    Fax: +86 898 3268 5121
    www.hainankalmao.com

  • #52

    Gerry (Monday, 22 October 2012 08:25)

    Good news..There website has been taken down..
    We just need to be well aware of them scams..

  • #53

    Alfredo (Thursday, 25 October 2012 06:26)

    Gerry, the website is still working.
    I have one question, does anybody know what this people from China pretend with this kind of fraud? and how exactly do they commit the fraud?

  • #54

    Gerry (Friday, 26 October 2012 09:39)

    Alfredo,The website does not bring you into the website that was there..If you google www.hainankalmao.com that takes you into a job website,thats not the way it was..

  • #55

    Eulalia (Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:57)

    Hi Alfredo, we are an Italian company who has been contacted by Kunming Xintain Trading. Can you please give me your email address or your telephone contact to talk about it. I would like to have more details if possible. Thank you.

  • #56

    ramona blijleven (Wednesday, 31 October 2012 07:14)

    hi everybody. The same scam here in holland.
    We were approached 3 weeks ago bij mr Zhao from hainan with an order for 2,5 mlj. The site isn't running anymore but i'm curious which scam they think of next.sad that these people exict and take adventage of hardworking people.

  • #57

    Gerry (Friday, 02 November 2012 20:22)

    Beware of this scam!! eSources.co.uk has about 4 Ads on there website page of my company that i never have put a Ad with them!Also they went in to paypal and got money from my card!But i have to say paypal looked into it and got me my money back!!Very big thank you to paypal the way they work things!!

  • #58

    Saad(Algerie) (Saturday, 03 November 2012 06:00)

    Ce fameux Jack ou Zhao a cru que les Algériens sont plus Bêtes pour croire à son arnaque. Il nous a fait une commande de 438 500 Euros (05 Millions de bouchons en Liège) et était prêt à donner une avance de 40%. Une Générosité pour vous faire couler la salive dans la bouche. Mon plan à moi c’était de l’inviter ici en Algérie pour la signature du contrat, de le retenir comme otage et de vous informer. Malheureusement j’ai beaucoup d’occupations dans mon usine. J’ai laissé tomber ce mangeur de rat.
    La chose amère c’est que moi aussi pour commercialiser mes produits, vendables uniquement en Europe, je dois passer par internet. Malheureusement, je ne reçois ni réponse ni intérêt. Dommage.
    Merci à vous tous.

  • #59

    Marlies (Saturday, 03 November 2012 07:24)

    I am grateful for the comments about this company. We just got an inquiry for wine from Mr. Jack Zhao under a company name HnKm, which seems a short form of Hainan Kalmao (which is mentioned above by Scharo from Germany). They are are now contacting a number of German wineries and took the addresses from Europages.
    Thanks to all and best regards
    Marlies

  • #60

    Aleksandra (Sunday, 04 November 2012 06:32)

    Our company - and we are from Poland - also received the e-mail from Mr. Jack Zhao, totally scam, we received similar e-mails before, it is like never ending story with 'them'.
    And like Marlies wrote - they got our address by Europages.

  • #61

    Maya Nazarenko (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 02:51)

    From Ukraine:
    we recieved a large unbelievable order from them. This time wooden paletts/Quantities:40,000 pieces/Total price: 868,000.00 €. And of course "The contract shall take effect once it is signed by the legal representative of both the parties, and the contract shall be notarized by the Notary Office of the Chinese Government" and of course "welcone to visit our company in China"
    We were contacted by follow Company:
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road, Longhua District,
    Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    SKype: jackzhao1881
    Tel: +86 898 3268 5120 / 5130 / 5131 / 5132
    mobile phone: +86 136 9757 9015
    Fax: +86 898 3268 5121
    www.hainankaimao.com

    Thank you for beware!

  • #62

    George (Monday, 19 November 2012 14:19)

    Hi from Montreal, we received today the following e-mail from Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd:

    Dear Endik Kuswantoro,
    We are interested in your (Food and Beverages), and we decide to import your products into China market. If you are interested in this platform with which your products can be exported into China market, please send the product catalogue and related offer through e-mail to us to confirm. And it is expected to get your FOB or EXW quotation and product packaging details, so that we can place an order soon.
    It will be better to receive your website and detailed information of your products.
    We wish to introduce ourselves to you as below.
    Where can you find us?
    Our company located in the charming Hainan Island, the southernmost of China. We have some European customers with whom we cooperate and help them to seek marketing channel for their products.
    What products are we trading in?
    We are trading in many kinds of products, such as mechanical equipment, hardware accessories, food and beverage, liquor, chemical raw materials, plastic products and so on.
    How about our marketing channel?
    We are a professional imp &exp trading cooperation and supply the services and products for our consumers. We also have our own distributers and wholesalers. Trust that we can become a stable platform for your products because we have a large amount of sale areas not only in China, but also in other countries.
    What is our cooperation goal?
    We are expected to establish a mutually beneficial relationship and expand China market with you. We are sincerely hoped that we can become the exclusive agent of any company and establish a long term relationship, as long as this company doesn’t have cooperation in China.
    In addition,
    If your products are not involved in our enquiry, please don’t hesitate to info us to export your products! We will help you to find the best sales channels according to the different conditions.
    Please take this matter into consideration seriously and reply us in two weeks, since the New Year festival is coming and demand is urgent.
    --
    Best wishes,
    Mr.Zhang Yuhan
    Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address: 2.Shimao East Road, Longhua Distri,Haikou Hainan China
    Cod : 570100
    Tel: +86-898 3268 5132
    Fax: +86-898 3268 5121
    Mobile phone;+86-13698950531
    E-mail:kaimaozhang@vip.163.com
    www.hainankalmao.com

    Since there is no Endik Kuswantoro working for my company I decided to check a little bit more about this potential importer. And that's how I found this website.
    Thank you to all for saving us a lot of time related to sending e-mails to crooks!

  • #63

    Tracey (Monday, 19 November 2012 23:51)

    We have been dealing with this so called company for about a month now via email, they want us to supply them $10mil worth of pallets and will pay us 40% deposit, they sent us a contract and we had our lawyer redraw it, they have agreed and invited us to visit, we declined and invited them to visit our premises in Australia, they declined saying the CEO is very busy at this time of the year.
    When then asked them to sign the contract pay the deposit and we would commence with production of the products.

    Corrospondence received back:
    Since this is our first cooperation, we must notarize the contract in order to ensure the safety of our payment.The details about notary are as follows:
    Before our general manger signs and stamps the contract, there is a question needed to be stated to you:
    After our both sides signing the contract, the contract should be taken to the notarial office of Chinese government. The notary is beneficial for our both sides. Since this is our first cooperation and we are in different countries, in case of any divergence but we don't have the ability to handle this problem, our governement will help us make the conciliation.
    The most important point for notary is that our government will supervise us to pay all the payment in the stipulated time.
    We have consulted the notarial office, they will charge the 0.02% of contract value=2038.85 USD for the notary of the contract. Our both sides should pay half of the notarial fee, that is 1019.43 USD.
    Since you can't come to our company, you can authorize us to handle the notary thing.
    If there is no question about this issue, we will send you a letter of authorization for your signature. Then you send the notarial fee to us, we will get the contract notarized as soon as possible so that we can begin our cooperaton eariler.

    We then requested that the fee be taken out of the deposit funds.

    Response:
    The notary is based on the terms in contract, including the contract value and the terms of payment. We have to go to the administration of foreign exchange ,based on the contract value, to apply for foreign currency exchange. The administration approve the exchange according to the contract value and terms of payment that are notaried. The contract value is fixed ,so the fee of notary cannot be deducted from the contract value. I think i have made myself clear.
    The fee of notary is not much, but it's a way to show sincerity,so we should share half and half. After receiving, we will go to the notary office to deal with formalities and transfer the advanced payment to your bank account.

    Thought I might contact a notary office in Australia and see what they say.

    Any advise?

  • JimdoPro
    #64

    filmingholidays (Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:42)

    Dear Tracey,

    Yes, my advice is to stop any correspondence and forget about it. It is definitely a scam!

  • #65

    ali (Friday, 23 November 2012 12:31)

    Acaban de contactar con nosotros y las pautas son iguales cantidades enormes y importe de facturas cerca al millon de euros, somos del centro de españa y la empresa se llama Hainan Kalmao imp&Exp Trading Co., Ltd, y todo es igual a lo que se comenta en los post anteriores, gracias por todo, muchas gracias.

  • #66

    DOMENICO MAIELLO (Saturday, 24 November 2012 02:47)

    ciao siamo un azienda campana che lavoriamo e distribuiamo olive da mensa anche noi stavamo per cadere in questo blaf proposto da loro con le stesse modalita'ma ce ne siamo accorti in giusto in tempoe fortunatamente abbiamo rimesso solo 4 o 500 euro il mio numero e'328 14 34 210

  • #67

    Vindemiatrix (Monday, 26 November 2012 07:45)

    Hello,

    Thank you for all because we received an email of Hainan Kalmao imp&Exp.
    They want to buy us for 570.000€ of wines, withous tasting... It's wired!
    Furthermore, they agree the payment before collection, 50% now and 50% before the delivey.
    If it was serious, it was fantastic for us!!! But not.
    Like you, they want to sign with us a contract.
    We lost enough time with them.
    One question: we have to email them to say we know them swindel?

    Elisabeth
    FRANCE

  • JimdoPro
    #68

    filmingholidays (Monday, 26 November 2012 08:01)

    Dear Elisabeth,

    I wouldn't write them back to tell them you know of there scam, let them waste their time with you for a change.

    Tom

  • #69

    robert s bower (Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:37)

    Hi This company almost scammed us. We were ready to go to China to sign the contract! It all sounded above board until i decided to Google them and I found your site and many other.
    Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road Longhua District,Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    Tel: +86-898 3268 5130 Fax: +86-898 3268 5121
    www.hainankalmao.com Call:0086-13637543316

    What I dont get, is where is the catch...How do they make money from this...Ultimately its always about money

  • #70

    Felix (Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:27)

    Hello, I am having the same experience in Spain and I am glad to have found this web.
    I have received a wine order of around 1 million Eur and they have not tasted the wines !!
    At first it was strange but they agreed to pay 30 % in advance so I kept on with the conversation. Now they are insisting that I have come to China to sign the contract before the shipment. I did not like this.
    I will tell them a date and time of my arrival to China (of course I will not go..)
    regards,

    Felix

  • #71

    YANG (Tuesday, 27 November 2012 20:50)

    Hi, everybody.
    I had same offer with heat exchanger in Korea as below.
    We made a quotation and they sent to us contract document very fast with any deviation about material etc. I think this is not a normal way and googled about them.
    Thank you for your information!

    B. Regards
    YANG

    Wang Sikun
    tell﹕13687572251 Call﹕ +86-898 3268 5132
    Fax: +86-898 3268 5121
    E-mail: hainankaimao28@188.com
    Web site: www.hainankalmao.com

  • #72

    Han de Laat (Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:43)

    Same experience for us, a promising contract for Euro 600.000,- for Nutritional products for Livestock . Also contractsigning in China
    Last E mail :
    Thank you for your letter.
    We do not need to add our name to the certificate of origin.
    Attached is the draft contract, you can modify it.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Jack
    --
    Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road, Longhua District,
    Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    SKype: jackzhao1881
    Tel: +86 898 3268 5120 / 5130 / 5131 / 5132
    mobile phone: +86 136 9757 9015
    Fax: +86 898 3268 5121
    www.hainankalmao.com

    Dera All, thanks for your warnings. I will mail this story to our Dutch trade office for further distribution/warning

  • #73

    Enrico (Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:24)

    The same company Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd has contact us by mail for having 20000 internal doors, and the forgot a lot of details of this doors. I ve do a quotation and he say to me that there is a difference between me and the competitor of 0,10 euro for each door, a very stupid difference because the price of each doors was 740,00 euro.When i read them mail i started laughing and ask them ok our last price is 720,00. After a week they answer the price is good we ll sent our contract. In the contract they asked 0,25% of total among but i asked them that i want 50% deposit ( total among was 14.2 mln euro) and they start write me why, we are serious and other bullshit at the end i say or 7.2 mln on my bank or the deal is closed for me and they ve never ask.
    This kind of chinese company that contact others company by mail are fucking thieves. Another company have contact us on february and the story was the same.
    ______________________________________
    The 2 motherfucker company are

    Hainan Kalmao Imp&Exp Trading Co.,Ltd
    Address:Shimao Center, No.2.Shimao East Road, Longhua District,
    Haikou City Hainan China 570100
    SKype: jackzhao1881
    Tel: +86 898 3268 5120 / 5130 / 5131 / 5132
    mobile phone: +86 136 9757 9015
    Fax: +86 898 3268 5121
    www.hainankalmao.com

    Moral Prestige Investment Limited
    Address:6011 Shennan Road central shen zhen 518040, China.
    Tel: +86-755-36963318
    Fax: +86-755-36963319
    www.moralprestige.com
    moralprestige@Hotmail.com
    Postcode:518040
    Contact Mr Yang TengYun
    TEL +86-13530144316
    E-mail; yangtengyun@vip.163.com
    ___________________________________________

    Best regards

  • #74

    Marisa (Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:33)

    many companies say that it was a scam, but not really tell what happened .. were due money? what really happened?


    Marisa
    Portugal

  • #75

    Dirk (Friday, 07 December 2012 13:16)

    Hello,
    same experience for us, but a bit late. I got an enquiry from "Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co. Ltd." for manufacture stainless steel products.
    I checked this company by my credit insurance and got a positive feedback of max. 50.000 € limit. After this check I felled comfortable and we start communication with Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co. Ltd., figured out terms and conditions first during the last weeks, worked with the lawer, with the bank and credit insurance company and went to China afterwards.
    Mr.Zhao HuiHuang came personally with a lady as a translator picked me up from the airport with1 hour delay after I called them up that I am arrived.
    Then I start wonder me a bit, because usually you invite guest for dinner and make their stay a bit comfortable; guide them around in the city or something like this, especially if you want to talk about a 3 M EUR deal. But in my case, nothing like this. We went to the office (luxury furniture of general manager), get a quick introduction of the general manager themselves and talked again about terms and condition. Suddenly they explained that we have to do a security deposit of 20.000$ for possible claims which should be paid in advance. As well they wanted to charge us 50% of notary cost about we never talked before and I did not expect.
    I recommend deducting the amount from the down-payment but they don’t want
    I recommend providing me an irrevocable L/C but they don’t want
    I offered them discount but they don’t want
    They keep sticking on getting cash payment or online transfer. We postponed the meeting to the next day and I checked again with my credit insurance and the chamber of commerce in Shanghai as well the internet and found this blog (sadly to say that a bit to late)
    I stopped the discussion and wrote a letter to the Chinese chamber of commerce to try to stop the scam business.
    The full address and people in charge was:
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co. Ltd.
    Address: Shimao Center, No 2. Shimao East Road Longhua
    District, Haikou, Hainan, China 570100
    E-Mail: kaimao@hainankaimao.com
    Internet: www.hainankaimao.com
    TEL: 0086 (898) 32 68 51 30/31/32/20
    FAX: 0086 (898) 32 68 51 21
    Manger: Mr.Zhao HuiHuang

    E-MAIL: hainankaimao67@vip.126.com
    I only invest in my flight ticket for a long weekend, so doesn’t matter. I am happy to figure it out before losing much more money.
    The positive point is that Haikou is a nice place and I enjoy the stay by 20°C in December 2012 in a 5star hotel instead of being in Germany by 30cm snow and -10°C.
    It is a little comfort. No risk no fun
    BR
    Dirk

  • #76

    Paul E. (Saturday, 08 December 2012 06:58)

    Hi Everyone,

    I just got back from China, Haikou. I met with the same guy pictured shaking your hand in the video. He was playing the role of the manager in my scenario, not the ceo.

    his info:

    Mr. ZHAO Huihuang Project Manager
    Hainan Kaimao Imp&Exp Trading Co., Ltd.
    Shimao Center, No.69 Bania RD. Longhua District, Haikou, Hainan, China
    Email: hainankaimao69@vip.126.com
    www.hainankaimao.com

    They contacted us with the exact same story - a little over one million dollars to produce 30x 20 minute videos. I happen to be going to Guangzhou on business so I said I would meet with them. They initially seemed very legit, the spec sheet was disorganized but had a lot of real info about the type of video they need and even addressed rights for selling in other countries, etc. They never mentioned any kind of money transfer until the second day of meetings at their office. There they said that 1) there is an underwriting fee from the gov't for .08% and I should pay half and that 2) they need a "quality assurance" deposit - they explained that this is $24,000 and that they will pay half of it, and that is it required since we have not done business together before. IN addition, they said that they will have me send it to their accountant who will hold it in an escrow account, so that they don't pay taxes on it and they will return it at the completion of the contract.
    Obviously, at this point I figured there is a problem. I told them I would check with my attorney in the U.S. and get back to them.

    I must say this is a pretty elaborate scam - I walked through their offices and saw about 30 people siting in cubicles ( evidently emailing the world!) I also met with their "CEO" who seemed legit and very interested in getting this project going. They picked me up from the airport with a driver, they met with me on day 1 for about 4 hours and on day 2 for about 3 hours. They bought me lunch after the contract signing, and kept talking about future "cooperation" with our companies.

    Its a bit unsettling to know that they were lying to me the whole time, I'm not sure if Lynn the assistant/interpreter was in on it as well, she is only 23 and came off as pretty naive.

    Either way - stay away from these people. they are not only hitting production companies but all kinds of industries, promising big contracts and hoping to lure you in.

    Thank you FILMING HOLIDAYS for posting this!


  • JimdoPro
    #77

    filmingholidays (Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:13)

    Hi Thank you for posting everyone!

    @Paul E. I agree it is a pretty elaborate scam and yes Lynn, the translator, is definitely in on it, she was already pushing me to withdraw money when I was there. She is meant to appear naive, it is all part of the psychology of the scam. The fact that they are getting bigger, they only had a very small shabby office when I was there, is a worrying sign, so apparently quite a few people are falling for it.

  • #78

    Marry (Monday, 10 December 2012 01:57)

    I knew all the stories would happen. So I left this company before meeting the first "client". When I inquired the Quotation I found the order was pretty huge, and we had so many projects going on at the same time. As I understood even if it's a state-owned company it won't have this ability to run so many projects, with each of them over a million USD or so. Plus our salary was poorly tiny. It obviously was a sign to say they were not doing normal business.

    Secondly, when I tried to bargen with the "suppliers", the manager didn't even listen to me. So he agreed the quotation without knowing the price. Again, so many projects running at the same time and each of them shall invest a huge money, but the manager doesn't even care about the price. It was very weird to me.

    Thirdly I kept receiving this link from our "suppliers" (or "clients"), and the CEO even told us at meeting that do not believe the rummors. Well as I believe rummors come for a reason and I am curious.

    Fourthly, I found they NEVER ever contacr any Chinese clients who will invest for those huge projects or receive the products. As I wondered before, we were investing too much in too many projects, but no Chinese clients. It appears quite interesting, doesn't it?

    fifthly, they called the "suppliers" "Clients", which was weird for a professional international traders, as they declaired they had been doing this business over decades. Hmmm, quite experienced.

    Also many craps they did and they told me showed their business was "inquire-accept-contract-invite-charge fees with whatever reasons-disappear".

    But so far I never heard anybody would fall for their crappy scams. Well I would probably stay if they did the scams professionally.

    I think some of the girls are innocent, as many of them had NO COMMON SENSE, which is sad for Chinese education and Graduates. They believe what the boss says. I have to confess that I used to be same as them and worked hard for bullshit.

    My advice is if you are not too busy, you can exchange emails with them for fun.

  • #79

    Tom (Monday, 10 December 2012 13:36)

    We are a Polish company nor related to film prudoctions, and we have recived and e-mail from a company named Hainan Kaimao. First we susspected a scam, but then we were convinced by the amount of technical data. The company has send us an early version of contract, and my suspicion rose again because it was written in poor english. But it still seemed legit. We were about to book a flight to China, and we were looking for the hotel when I found this page. You saved us a lot of time and money. You should hear me swering when i was comparing the seals on the contracts (diffrent company names, same seal). Thank you very much for posting this vid.

  • #80

    Les (Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:14)

    Here's one of five emails I received. They sent them in response to my craigslist ads for hydraulic equipment for sale. I received attachments of contracts documents in the emails but I have not opened the attachments for fear of an obvious scam.

    Not sure how any of you have fallen for any of these scams since you all sound like successful business people...that worries me.


    Dear Manager,

    I'm the business manager of Hainan Kaimao Import &Export Trading Co., LTD of China . From the database I have known that your company is the manufacturer o f Clamping stem. Now there is an order of 360 clamping stems that need your help.

    The specific requirements are as follows:

    1. Enclosed please find the attached drawings.

    2. Please produce the Clamping stem as requested in the drawing.

    3. Terms of Payment: Pay 30% of the total amount by telegraphic transfer after the signature of the contract by both parties. The balance of 70% of contract will be paid by L/C before you dispatch the products.

    4. Please send us your FOB quotation calculated in Euro.

    Note: This letter is only valid for 20 days.

    Regards.

    Business Manager: Guohua Wang

    Mobile:+86-15120963601

    Tel: +86- 898 3268 5130/5131/5132/5120

    Fax:+86-898 3268 5121

    Email: Wangguohua@hainankaimao.com

    Website: www.hainankalmao.com

  • #81

    Francisco (Wednesday, 12 December 2012)


    The same in Spain, Zaragoza's Area. We received an order for more than 600,000 EUR.

    Thank you guys!

    Greetings from Spain,
    Francisco.

  • #82

    Jane/Italy (Friday, 14 December 2012 07:54)

    We received a request to supply 558,400 Eur of wine from Mr. Jack Zhao Project Manager of "HAINAN KALMAO TRADING IMP&EXP LTD" and the correspondence was so real that seemed to be a serious matter...they also sent to us a contract that "would have taken effect after signature by both legal representative parties" and "after notification by chinese government Notary"...of course we refused this clause and pretended the advance payment of 40% at signature of contract and the remaining 60% by T/T transfer before shipment of goods...they accepted our modification to the contract but was necessary the signature "face to face". So we flought to Hainan with a chinese translator and "Mr. Zhao" came to the airport to pick up us. The car inside was really in bad conditions, he carried our luggages and left us at the hotel giving us an appointmment for the day after at 9,00, so no hospitality, bad car, we alone in Haikou...all these thing sounded so strange! In the hotel we started having some suspects so phoned our family in Italy and they checked and discovered by reading FILMING HOLIDAYS posts that we were falling in to a fraude!!! Next day Mr. "Fuck Zhao" came to the hotel at 9.00 to continuing his fraude by picking us and bringing to his company...well we said no signature of contracts, if you want our wines transfer 40% to our bank account and then we can talk about this matter again! He asked me if we had already signed the Pro-forma Invoice (fortunately not yet) we sent them one week before...I repeated that we would have sign anything and asked him to take him a picture but he was in a hurry and had to go away...and run away. This is the end of our "adventure" as already booked for the day after a flight to Kunming to meet only for a courtesy visit "MR. GUANGAO HU" of "KUNMING XINTAI TRADING" who contacted us for an order of 1.168.000 EUR of wine... of course we canceled flight, visit and all dreams...too good to be true. At the end I can say that fortunately we did'nt fall in the scam, only the money for the trip to Haikou as we had anyway to flight to Guangzhou to meet really serious chinese people. But some people must be arrested... Jane/Italy the fact happened on 12 December 2012.

  • #83

    Paul E. (Thursday, 27 December 2012 02:51)

    Hi Everyone,

    These crooks seem to be getting bigger - another friend with a production company in NY was just contacted by them. PLEASE DO NOT TELL THEM that we are on to them, they are currently using the same business name, so we will be able to save more people from having their time wasted. Once, they realize that the name is tarnished they will change it and be able to hide a little better. So please don't email them with any indication that there is a post about them, just stop any communication. Thanks.

  • #84

    Paul E. (Thursday, 27 December 2012 02:55)

    the website is still up
    www.hainankalmao.com

    I noticed there have been over 32,000 viewings now.

  • #85

    danny (Monday, 31 December 2012 11:46)

    They are fucking scamers!!!!

  • #86

    danny (Wednesday, 02 January 2013 06:45)

    Hainan kalmao imp&exp trading - also very dangerouus scamers!

  • #87

    Giuli Independent Agent - Italy (Friday, 04 January 2013 11:20)

    The main problem is the scam company changes name frequently.
    This one from Shanghai SHANGHAI YIYING INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD is scam too, but I am pretty sure from May 2012 they already changed name and telephone.
    But probably not the address:
    NR. 251 CAO XI ROAD – XUHUI DISTRICT - SHANGHAI
    Zipcode: 200233
    General Manager: Mr Han Jun
    Email: wss68163@163.com
    Tel. 0086 021 26537513
    Fax 021 3461 7585
    Mobile 0086 1300 2187398.
    Be careful when they ask you to pay a dinner to celebrate a contract! You will have a HIGH BILL to pay (and they will get commission from the restaurant). Or when they want you to buy a present for the boss or as I read above, gold.
    I have serious Chinese customers, no one let me pay the bill in restaurant in China when they invite me, all of them always buy me a present the first time we meet.
    Giuli

  • #88

    Mike (Thursday, 21 March 2013 12:14)

    They have all new text now -same crap: i'm posting the whole thing as I only found this site because I searched, video of your country and "scam" otherwise I might not have found this site, so ass holes and I included their 2nd email, they really got a system going .

    We are a company of China .Our company is located in Xian ,Xian is a world-famous tourist attraction. Our company is committed to the world culture exchange and spread. We browsed your website. We want to entrust your company to make a video of your country. A total of 20 sets, each set for 30 minutes. It is about the capital of your country, the geographical position of important cities , population size, ethnic customs, tourist attractions, food, history, industry, agriculture, education, airport, hotel, etc. Please budget the related cost of production,I hope we can have a further cooperation.

    We are looking forward to your reply .

    Ma Ke
    Xi’an Yalong Co.Ltd, China
    Name:Ma KePosition:manager
    Company: Xi’an Yalong Co.Ltd, China
    Address:No. 88, Xi’an High –Tech Zone, China
    Postcode:710000
    Telephone:86+29+62300059
    Mobile:86+13772146215
    Email:yalong06@vip.163.com
    --------------

    This was thier reply to my $120,000 to $350,000 price. - I mean why would you want an ENGLISH narration for something being shown in China. And everything is available in stockphotography videos and the info is avail on the internet, that was a red flag and the quick reply and agreement to the whole thing. They really prey on what you do for a living so you take big bite.
    --------------

    Thanks for your reply and we apologize for not replying you earlier.
    We have read your e-mail, we would like to add some information of shooting so that you can reference.

    1)The shooting content should include the capital of your country, introduce its geographical location, population, national customs, tourist attraction, cate, history, industry, agriculture, education, airport and hotel.
    2)With English narration.
    3)The filming date is about 120 days, or we can negotiate with it.
    4)We’d like the size:16:9, style: sony or canon camera equipment
    5)About the fees of director, producer and editor and other relative workers will be included in the budget, and we entrust you to complete the budget.
    6)Once we signed the contract we will pay 50% advance payment and 20% in middle and 30% at completion.
    7)We suggestion that you’d better give us a budget bill for us to reference.
    8)About 15 sets and 30 minutes per set.
    I expected the further cooperation with you.

    so needless to say, there's nothing here.

  • #89

    Shelley (Saturday, 23 March 2013 23:57)

    This is a request we have just received from a Chinese company - that doesn't exist requesting travel show films - looks like the same scam person

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are a Chinese company. Our company is located in the beautiful ancient capital Xi’an which is one of world famous tourist resorts. And our company hammers at the world culture communication and transmission.We browsed your website and want to entrust you to make an advertising vidio about your country, totally 15 sets and 30 minutes per set. The content of filming should include the capital of your country with introduce its geographical location of the important city, population, area, national customs, tourist attractions, cate, history, industry, agriculture, education, airport and hotel.
    Please give us the budget which includes the director, producer, write and direct and other fee associated with the filmmaking. I hope that both side can agree on further cooperation.

    supplement:
    1- LANGUAGE. Female narration(in English),with English commentary and subtitles
    2- We’d like the size:16:9 or 30P, style: sony or canon camera equipment
    3- About the fees of director, producer and editor and other relative workers will be included in the budget, and we entrust you to complete the budget.
    4- SCRIPT. We entrust you to write the scripts.
    5- Once we signed the contract we will pay 50% advance payment and 20% in middle and 30% at completion.
    6- TITLE: Get into the culture and tourism of ×××.
    7- DEADLINE. Until the October of 2013.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Ma Ke
    Name:Ma KePosition:manager
    Company: Xi’an Yalong Co.Ltd, China
    Address:No. 88, Xi’an High –Tech Zone, China
    Postcode:710000
    Telephone:86+29+62300059
    Mobile:86+13772146215
    Email:yalong06@vip.163.com

  • #90

    P. Avatar (Sunday, 24 March 2013 06:33)

    Thanks to those who post here and inform others. We just got an email inviting us to bid on "an advertising vidio about your country, totally 15 sets and 30 minutes per set". I really thought it was a scam.. some details (but not enough) .. A huge project without any mention of venue... eagerness to pay. Sure wish the REAL gigs were like that. :) Point is.. if it seems too goo to be true..well..IT IS! Don't even BOTHER to answer these emails.

  • #91

    danny (Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:10)

    also scamers:



    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I'm the manager of Xi,an yalong Import&Export trade co,ltd .From the database I have known that your company is the manufacturer of hydraulic cylinder. Now there is an order of 460 hydraulic cylinder that need your help.

    The specific requirements are as follows:

    1. Enclosed please find the attached drawings.

    2. Please produce the hydraulic cylinder as requested in the drawing.

    3. Terms of Payment: Pay 40% of the total amount by telegraphic transfer after the signature of the contract by both parties. The balance of 60% of contract will be paid by L/C before you dispatch the products.

    4. Please send us your FOB quotation calculated in Euro .

    Note: This letter is only valid for 30 days.

    waiting your reply,hope to do business with you .

    Best Regards.



    Name : Xi,an yalong Import&Export trade co,ltd

    Adress: NO.88 Shangpin, Xi’an High-Tech Zone, Shaanxi,China.

    Tel: +86+29+62300059

    Fax:+86+29+62300058

    Mobile:+86-13609113783

    Name: Manager Wang

    Email: Yalong14@vip.163.com

    Website: http://www.sxyltrade.com




  • #92

    Dennis Lowe (Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:42)

    Hi
    Thanks for this scam page, I received this from a Mr. Wang Wei this morning and it also sounded a bit 'dodgey'.
    Here is the emai:


    Enquiry for Mural Painting

    Dear Sir,

    We are xi'an Ya Long Import & Export Corperation LTD.., with the experence of exploiting import & export market for more than ten years. Situated in the world- famous ancient capital xi'an, our company now have about sixty employees. Due to the development of global sourses and Chinese culture, Xi'an buliding matirial market now is in an earnest demand for European - styled mural painting, brass cameo, oil painting, etc..

    We are authorized by domestic bulding industry to order a large variety of mural painting, brass cameo, oil painting, etc.., to decorate some European-Style villa, house, and corridors of undergroud subway.

    If you have the cooperation intention with us, please write soon with your quotation and we can have a further negotiation and discuss.

    We sincerely hope that we can have further chance to cooperate.



    Wang Wei

    Xi’an Ya Long Import & Export

    Trading Corperation, LTD., China

    Adress:No.88 Shangpin,Xi'an High-Tech Zone,Shaanxi,China 710000

    Mobile phone:0086+18789411596

    Tel:+86+29-62300059

    Fax:+86-29-62300058

    Skype:jiaguangtc.2

    Email:yalong15@vip.163.com,

    yalong22@vip.163.com

    yalong10@vip.126.com

    Website:www.sxyltrade.com

  • #93

    Daan (Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:41)

    Hi Dennis,

    I just got the same "Enquiry for Mural Painting" email. I checked the domain on the website. The site was created in March 2013...way too risky!

  • #94

    Fabrizio Bianchini (Sunday, 07 April 2013 15:34)

    Hi there,
    I have received the same enquire to make murals in Xi'an. Thank you for your post, it helped me and prevent me from doing anything stupid.
    ciao
    FAB

  • #95

    Nick Belgium (Monday, 08 April 2013 18:57)

    Same with us, some company Xi an demanded prices for ceiling tiles and made an order for 1 000 000 euros after only 1 price request and some mail exchange, we were all pretty busy and when I saw that order coming in it made me first dizzling, I did have some huge deals in China before, but this was a lot easier than usual. Nevertheless our director negociated and they wanted to see him asap to finalize the deal and arrange the papers. Flights were booked as we had some other regular Chinese customers asking us to Come over at the same time, Luckily I checked with our Flemish export office and they warned us about those scams and their trics, the next email received from them exactly was what the export office predicted a guarantee of 1% of the contract to insure transport and quality. We directly stopped all communication and have now some more time to visit our real Chinese clients. Be very carefull, it looks very professional and they almost tricked 3 very experienced export directors, thx all for posting your experiences and warning everybody

  • #96

    Marco Moles | Advertisign agency (Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:04)

    I'm a little italian company web design.
    Fortune that i have read this forum.
    I speak with this company profile
    Li Mingxiang
    Mobile: 86+13519166736
    Company: Xi’an Yalong Import&Export co, .LTD
    TEL: 86+29 62300059
    FAX: 86+29 62300058
    E-mail:yalong11@vip.126.com
    Website: www.sxyltrade.com

    They are a correct registration, and they propose me a Media Advertising to install
    billboards in Italy and in Middle East and web site e-commerce. They propose me a business trip in China. I'm happy to read this important information, becouse it's a waste.

  • JimdoPro
    #97

    filmingholidays (Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:11)

    Thank you to everyone for posting updates. Lets keep them out of business. As I said before, do feel free to keep wasting their time by continuing to write to them, even though you know that it is a scam.

  • #98

    John (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:04)

    We also received the email from Ma Ke to film the video of our country... I actually replied, thinking it was a scam, to see what sort of response I would get.

    I received this within minutes of sending the email:

    Dear manager,

    Thank you for your reply. We have no limitation on the narrator’s nationality, any female who can speak english well is ok. We limited the budget around one million dollars, and we surely will accept any of your nice suggestion.

    I’m looking forward to your quotation.

    Best Regards
    Ma Ke

    Xi’an Yalong Import and Export Trade Co.Ltd, China

    Not sure about any of you - but a reply like that with that sort of budget is pretty rare in our industry, so the response confirmed my suspicions.

    I would like to thank all of you who have added to the page here outlining the various scams. It is always good to be alerted to potential pitfalls and dismiss them prior to being burnt.

    Take care all.

    Cheers,

    John

  • #99

    Andrea (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:26)

    Hi everyone , I work in an entertainment agency from Argentina. Below you will find the email we received from this fake chinese company trying to scam us too. We never really believed them in 100%, until we finally discovered that is a total fraud , due to some incogruent details they requested, and also thanks to some info warning about their modality, that you explained so well in your video, and that we found searching in Google, on whois.domaintools.com/sxyltrade.com, and on http://www.scamadviser.com/is-sxyltrade.com-safe.html . Thanks for the space and the opportunity to uncover this scam, so others can be aware of this too.

    HERE IT IS THE MESSAGE WE RECEIVED FROM CHINA

    Subject: Enquiry

    Dear Sir and Madam,
    First, great appreciation for your reading.
    We are Xi’an Yalong Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd, located at Xi’an, one of the ten Chinese metropolis, also well known as a famous tour city.
    With the development of economy and the improving of living standard, we would like to invite your circus to perform in China. We need 20 days’ Performance, and one time in the morning, two times in the afternoon. We want you to perform acrobatic, juggling, aerial and funny acts, etc. Please tell us the costs of each performance.
    If you are interested in coming to perform in China, please contact us, and we can discuss the details about cooperation.
    We look forward to receiving from you soon.

    Name:Yetao

    Phone:13630213071

    Tel:86+29+62300059

    Fax:86+29+62300058

    E-mail:yalong21@vip.163.com (their email account may change from yalong21, to yalong05, to yalong08 , yalong16, etc but it is all the same scam.)

    Web: www.sxyltrade.com

  • #100

    Moataz ElZoghby (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:14)

    hi all,
    Thank you for your post, it helped me we are a production company in Egypt and we also received the email from Ma Ke to film 15 documentary films about our country... I actually was about to send them the contract this afternoon but I felt some doubts this morning Then I google the company name then i found myself here thank you :)
    Cheers,
    Moataz

    here is the email i received from Mr. Ma Ke


    Dear sir or madam,

    We are a Chinese company. Our company is located in the beautiful ancient capital Xi’an which is one of world famous tourist resorts. And our company hammers at the world culture communication and transmission.We browsed your website and want to entrust you to make an advertising vidio about your country, totally 15 sets and 30 minutes per set. The content of filming should include the capital of your country with introduce its geographical location of the important city, population, area, national customs, tourist attractions, cate, history, industry, agriculture, education, airport and hotel.
    Please give us the budget which includes the director, producer, write and direct and other fee associated with the filmmaking. I hope that both side can agree on further cooperation.

    supplement:
    1- LANGUAGE. Female narration(in English),with English commentary and subtitles
    2- We’d like the size:16:9 or 30P, style: sony or canon camera equipment
    3- About the fees of director, producer and editor and other relative workers will be included in the budget, and we entrust you to complete the budget.
    4- SCRIPT. We entrust you to write the scripts.
    5- Once we signed the contract we will pay 50% advance payment and 20% in middle and 30% at completion.
    6- TITLE: Get into the culture and tourism of ×××.
    7- DEADLINE. Until the October of 2013.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Ma Ke

    Xi’an Yalong Co.Ltd, China

    Name:Ma KePosition:manager
    Company: Xi’an Yalong Co.Ltd, China
    Address:No. 88, Xi’an High –Tech Zone, China
    Postcode:710000
    Telephone:86+29+62300059
    Mobile:86+13772146215
    Email:yalong06@vip.163.com

  • #101

    Silvana Hristea (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:35)

    Hi got same type of e-mail,and I want to thank you for posting this,sorry for what happened to you and that you got to travel all that way to find out it was scam,
    Thanks to your post I did not board that plane...although I have to admit I did,like others posting here,get my hopes high for a moment.
    How can we punish these people?

    Thanks

  • #102

    Silvana Hristea (Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:44)

    I shall also post the e-mail I received

    "Enquiry for Mural Painting

    Dear Sir,
    We are xi'an Ya Long Import & Export Corperation LTD.., with the experence of exploiting import & export market for more than ten years. Situated in the world- famous ancient capital xi'an, our company now have about sixty employees. Due to the development of global sourses and Chinese culture, Xi'an buliding matirial market now is in an earnest demand for European - styled mural painting, brass cameo, oil painting, etc..
    We are authorized by domestic bulding industry to order a large variety of mural painting, brass cameo, oil painting, etc.., to decorate some European-Style villa, house, and corridors of undergroud subway.
    If you have the cooperation intention with us, please write soon with your quotation and we can have a further negotiation and discuss.
    We sincerely hope that we can have further chance to cooperate.

    Wang Wei
    Xi’an Ya Long Import & Export
    Trading Corperation, LTD., China
    Adress:No.88 Shangpin,Xi'an High-Tech Zone,Shaanxi,China 710000
    Mobile phone:0086+18789411596
    Tel:+86+29-62300059
    Fax:+86-29-62300058
    Skype:jiaguangtc.2
    Email:yalong15@vip.163.com,
    yalong22@vip.163.com
    yalong10@vip.126.com
    Website:www.sxyltrade.com"


  • JimdoPro
    #103

    filmingholidays (Thursday, 11 April 2013 07:40)

    Hi Silvana (everyone!),

    thank you for your comment You asked how we can punish those people and here is my suggestion: keep writing to them and even pretend to have booked a flight to China and give them a date and time when you will arrive and that you wish to be collected from the airport and so on. Just keep playing their game and keep wasting their time until they don't know who will turn up and who will not, who falls for their scam and who doesn't. Essentially they should fall victim to their own strategy, so that they will not know anymore who and what to believe. Tom

  • #104

    Nattaphon Meekul (Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:44)

    I got this mail too. Thank a lot for this VDO.

    Nut

    ORDER
    Dear General Manager,
    Our company want to order your fruit juice

    Quantity: 500 MT​ ​ per month

    ​Please give us the quotation as soon as possible, if your company can supply the goods.

    So we can establish the specific cooperation quickly between us.


    Best Regards,

    Huang gang

    China​ Xi’an Yalong Import and Export trade Co; Ltd

    ​Tel : 0086-1522 9210 650
    Email :​ yhg902@163.com

  • #105

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:53)

    This company is legitimate



    mk

  • #106

    lon (Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:54)

    This company is legitimate

  • #107

    youn (Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:55)

    This company is legitimate

  • #108

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:58)

    All night bad information release in China was nonsense

  • #109

    hia (Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:59)

    Out of thin air

  • #110

    jjj (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:00)

    out of thin air
    creating something out of nothing

  • #111

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:03)

    Out of nothing, not according to


    jong laa

  • #112

    nomgjo (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:05)

    Out of nothing, not according to



    kol

  • #113

    lonv (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:07)

    Don't know what do you think no truth



    lonv

  • #114

    jjjjj (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:07)

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  • #115

    sssss (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:09)

    Don't know what do you think no truth



    ssssss

  • #116

    ffff (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:09)

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    dddd

  • #117

    han (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:10)

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    se

  • #118

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:13)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly


    jony

  • #119

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:14)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

    jony

  • #120

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:14)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

  • #121

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:15)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

    jony

  • #122

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:15)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

  • #123

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:16)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

  • #124

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:17)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

  • #125

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:17)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't contact cooperation don't badly

  • #126

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:19)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't cooperation don't badly in this web page released comments of people is a sign of incompetence

  • #127

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:19)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't cooperation don't badly in this web page released comments of people is a sign of incompetence

  • #128

    hia (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:20)

    Don't know about you don't think the fact that it is better to do business, do you have time can't cooperation don't badly in this web page released comments of people is a sign of incompetence

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  • #130

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:26)

    Gypsy prog: July 15th, 2008 - Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
    Vialka combine the manic, stop-start spasticity characteristic of so much proggy avant-rock with a melodic sense that draws straight from Eastern European folk and what I ignorantly categorize in my head as “French music.” There’s a sense of whimsy that’s very un-American going on in their writing, which probably makes them sound ridiculous to some of the more jaded types out there, but gives them a certain irrepressible charm for me.
    In concert, all the quirkiness embedded in the compositions came out in the open. I got a chance to chat with both band members - Eric Boros, the guitarist, and Marylise Frecheville, the drummer - before and after the show, and my very enjoyable conversations with them gave no hint of their stage personalities. When the show began, Eric donned a shiny metallic shirt and Marylise a sequined spaghetti strap top and the quirkiness just kept going from there. They danced around a lot - Marylise leapt up from behind her kit to dance in the middle of the crowd on two occasions, and Eric was bouncing around with a huge grin on his face the whole time - but more than that, their personalities just seemed to shine through in the vocals and the sometimes hilariously disjointed rhythms.
    Good times.
    ——Brandon Wu / BrandonWuPhotography (07/2008)

  • #131

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:27)

    Gypsy prog: July 15th, 2008 - Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
    Vialka combine the manic, stop-start spasticity characteristic of so much proggy avant-rock with a melodic sense that draws straight from Eastern European folk and what I ignorantly categorize in my head as “French music.” There’s a sense of whimsy that’s very un-American going on in their writing, which probably makes them sound ridiculous to some of the more jaded types out there, but gives them a certain irrepressible charm for me.
    In concert, all the quirkiness embedded in the compositions came out in the open. I got a chance to chat with both band members - Eric Boros, the guitarist, and Marylise Frecheville, the drummer - before and after the show, and my very enjoyable conversations with them gave no hint of their stage personalities. When the show began, Eric donned a shiny metallic shirt and Marylise a sequined spaghetti strap top and the quirkiness just kept going from there. They danced around a lot - Marylise leapt up from behind her kit to dance in the middle of the crowd on two occasions, and Eric was bouncing around with a huge grin on his face the whole time - but more than that, their personalities just seemed to shine through in the vocals and the sometimes hilariously disjointed rhythms.
    Good times.
    ——Brandon Wu / BrandonWuPhotography (07/2008)

  • #132

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:27)


    With their third album, this French duo has created their richest, most intricately arranged music, rife with musical surprises. Marylise Frechville's agile drumming and urgent torch singing, supported by Eric Boros' nimble, dynamic guitar work recalls the Spartan intensity and virtuosity of another mighty French band, Etron Fou Leloublan. Vialka’s wildly unpredictable compositions, full of unexpected twists and turns, combine elements of folk, prog rock, improvisation, jazz and cabaret within the group’s own eccentric, distinctly European aesthetic. Enhanced by a handful of guest players and Bob Drake's able production, "Succès" is another fascinating chapter in Vialka’s creative development.
    ——Paul Lemos / The Big Takeover #64

  • #133

    nomgjo (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:28)


    With their third album, this French duo has created their richest, most intricately arranged music, rife with musical surprises. Marylise Frechville's agile drumming and urgent torch singing, supported by Eric Boros' nimble, dynamic guitar work recalls the Spartan intensity and virtuosity of another mighty French band, Etron Fou Leloublan. Vialka’s wildly unpredictable compositions, full of unexpected twists and turns, combine elements of folk, prog rock, improvisation, jazz and cabaret within the group’s own eccentric, distinctly European aesthetic. Enhanced by a handful of guest players and Bob Drake's able production, "Succès" is another fascinating chapter in Vialka’s creative development.
    ——Paul Lemos / The Big Takeover #64

  • #134

    nomgjo (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:28)


    With their third album, this French duo has created their richest, most intricately arranged music, rife with musical surprises. Marylise Frechville's agile drumming and urgent torch singing, supported by Eric Boros' nimble, dynamic guitar work recalls the Spartan intensity and virtuosity of another mighty French band, Etron Fou Leloublan. Vialka’s wildly unpredictable compositions, full of unexpected twists and turns, combine elements of folk, prog rock, improvisation, jazz and cabaret within the group’s own eccentric, distinctly European aesthetic. Enhanced by a handful of guest players and Bob Drake's able production, "Succès" is another fascinating chapter in Vialka’s creative development.
    ——Paul Lemos / The Big Takeover #64

  • #135

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:29)

    Vialka are Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros. They make their base in a farmhouse in central France, but are residents of the world. If there's a better case of musical nomadism than Vialka, I'm yet to hear it: on Succès Planétaire International, anything they pick up is theirs, and anything they put down returns to the flux. It starts with 'Premiers Pas', an eccentric stitching of countless styles - oompah tuba, flowery pipes, xylophone, tangled splatter-drumming, keening vocals from Marylise, funereal folk laments from Eric, and invasive technology courtesy of guest noisician Crank Sturgeon, who hurls all sorts of random vocal gibberish into the fray. It lacks any discernable backbone but still dances the room on sheer vivacity and thrill for life. Elsewhere, there is dancing mbira from Duracell's Andrew Dymond ('Good Riddance'), Chinese song from Dada-inspired Beijing vocalist Xiao He ('Dutar') and a closing piece where Marylise and Eric milk the German folk song 'Hole In The Bucket' for maximum comedic effect. It's Vialka's most fragmented, silly, playful record to date, and listening to it you're reminded that what you look for in this world isn't newness per se - would you even recognise it if you saw it? - but art created with a passion for its place in the universe, are created out of sheer love for the now.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #45 (05/2009)

  • #136

    ylun (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:30)

    Vialka are Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros. They make their base in a farmhouse in central France, but are residents of the world. If there's a better case of musical nomadism than Vialka, I'm yet to hear it: on Succès Planétaire International, anything they pick up is theirs, and anything they put down returns to the flux. It starts with 'Premiers Pas', an eccentric stitching of countless styles - oompah tuba, flowery pipes, xylophone, tangled splatter-drumming, keening vocals from Marylise, funereal folk laments from Eric, and invasive technology courtesy of guest noisician Crank Sturgeon, who hurls all sorts of random vocal gibberish into the fray. It lacks any discernable backbone but still dances the room on sheer vivacity and thrill for life. Elsewhere, there is dancing mbira from Duracell's Andrew Dymond ('Good Riddance'), Chinese song from Dada-inspired Beijing vocalist Xiao He ('Dutar') and a closing piece where Marylise and Eric milk the German folk song 'Hole In The Bucket' for maximum comedic effect. It's Vialka's most fragmented, silly, playful record to date, and listening to it you're reminded that what you look for in this world isn't newness per se - would you even recognise it if you saw it? - but art created with a passion for its place in the universe, are created out of sheer love for the now.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #45 (05/2009)

  • #137

    lonv (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:30)

    Vialka are Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros. They make their base in a farmhouse in central France, but are residents of the world. If there's a better case of musical nomadism than Vialka, I'm yet to hear it: on Succès Planétaire International, anything they pick up is theirs, and anything they put down returns to the flux. It starts with 'Premiers Pas', an eccentric stitching of countless styles - oompah tuba, flowery pipes, xylophone, tangled splatter-drumming, keening vocals from Marylise, funereal folk laments from Eric, and invasive technology courtesy of guest noisician Crank Sturgeon, who hurls all sorts of random vocal gibberish into the fray. It lacks any discernable backbone but still dances the room on sheer vivacity and thrill for life. Elsewhere, there is dancing mbira from Duracell's Andrew Dymond ('Good Riddance'), Chinese song from Dada-inspired Beijing vocalist Xiao He ('Dutar') and a closing piece where Marylise and Eric milk the German folk song 'Hole In The Bucket' for maximum comedic effect. It's Vialka's most fragmented, silly, playful record to date, and listening to it you're reminded that what you look for in this world isn't newness per se - would you even recognise it if you saw it? - but art created with a passion for its place in the universe, are created out of sheer love for the now.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #45 (05/2009)

  • #138

    lonv (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:31)

    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


  • #139

    lon (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:31)

    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


  • #140

    hia (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:32)

    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


  • #141

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:33)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)

  • #142

    jony (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:34)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)

  • #143

    nomgjo (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:34)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)

  • #144

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:35)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)

  • #145

    ylun (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:35)

    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #146

    han (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:36)

    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #147

    han (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:37)

    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #148

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:37)

    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #149

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:38)

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #150

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:38)

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #151

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:39)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #152

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #153

    ylun (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:40)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)


    Hard-country duo with all sort of inspirations and resources from the realm of rock –progressive harmonies, electric folk, speed-metal back-beat, one-man guitar-walls or heavy-metal drum fills- striking arrangements and surrealist lyrics. Truly expressing their unprejudiced humour: “such a pity, honey; they really did look nice and young”. / Dúo Hard-country con todo tipo de inspiraciones y recursos del ámbito del rock –armonías progresivas, folk eléctrico, back-beat speed-metal, muros de guitarra sola o breaks de batería heavy- sorprendentes arreglos y letras surrealistas. Verdadera muestra de su humor sin tapujos: “que lástima, querido, parecían unos jóvenes tan agradables”.
    ——Modisti.com (10/2005)


    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #154

    moln (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:41)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)


    Hard-country duo with all sort of inspirations and resources from the realm of rock –progressive harmonies, electric folk, speed-metal back-beat, one-man guitar-walls or heavy-metal drum fills- striking arrangements and surrealist lyrics. Truly expressing their unprejudiced humour: “such a pity, honey; they really did look nice and young”. / Dúo Hard-country con todo tipo de inspiraciones y recursos del ámbito del rock –armonías progresivas, folk eléctrico, back-beat speed-metal, muros de guitarra sola o breaks de batería heavy- sorprendentes arreglos y letras surrealistas. Verdadera muestra de su humor sin tapujos: “que lástima, querido, parecían unos jóvenes tan agradables”.
    ——Modisti.com (10/2005)


    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #155

    vay (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:42)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)


    Hard-country duo with all sort of inspirations and resources from the realm of rock –progressive harmonies, electric folk, speed-metal back-beat, one-man guitar-walls or heavy-metal drum fills- striking arrangements and surrealist lyrics. Truly expressing their unprejudiced humour: “such a pity, honey; they really did look nice and young”. / Dúo Hard-country con todo tipo de inspiraciones y recursos del ámbito del rock –armonías progresivas, folk eléctrico, back-beat speed-metal, muros de guitarra sola o breaks de batería heavy- sorprendentes arreglos y letras surrealistas. Verdadera muestra de su humor sin tapujos: “que lástima, querido, parecían unos jóvenes tan agradables”.
    ——Modisti.com (10/2005)


    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #156

    nomgjo (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:42)

    Curiosities Of Popular Customs


    In a time where part of the neo-folk scene is getting comfortable to “mainstream” awareness and is slowly growing to the point of being just another aseptic product, it’s surely fresh to get in touch with such a hard-working outfit as the frantic duo Vialka, comprising Marylise Frecheville on drums and voice and Eric Boros playing baritone guitar and singing. ‘Curiosities of Popular Customs’, their third tome released in their own label, spans the later-studio-treated tour recordings from 2004’s far end. Travelers by nature, Vialka embody the true musical gipsy endeavors, both in the showcased music, a frenetic mixture of everything between punk and math rock, with a certain fragile folk feeling embedded, and their DIY attitude towards touring. This record is an unmistakable example of how to make very serious music through popular parody, as illustrated by the artwork. Only the wrong survive, indeed…
    ——Luís Oliveira / Ventrilocution.net (12/2005)


    Hard-country duo with all sort of inspirations and resources from the realm of rock –progressive harmonies, electric folk, speed-metal back-beat, one-man guitar-walls or heavy-metal drum fills- striking arrangements and surrealist lyrics. Truly expressing their unprejudiced humour: “such a pity, honey; they really did look nice and young”. / Dúo Hard-country con todo tipo de inspiraciones y recursos del ámbito del rock –armonías progresivas, folk eléctrico, back-beat speed-metal, muros de guitarra sola o breaks de batería heavy- sorprendentes arreglos y letras surrealistas. Verdadera muestra de su humor sin tapujos: “que lástima, querido, parecían unos jóvenes tan agradables”.
    ——Modisti.com (10/2005)


    Vialka are modern-day nomads Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville, a wispy-bearded undertaker and a young milkmaid presently making their temporary home in a farmhouse in central France. When not there, they crisscross the five continents with two Interrail passes and a bag of cymbals, singing for their supper in whatever café, bar, or squat will have them. Curiosities Of Popular Customs is the clearest recording of their sound to date - a patchwork of playful anarcho punk darned together from shreds of ancient Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic Haruki Murakami verse, delivered with the dervish energy and billowing perplexity of Lightning Bolt. Follow these time signatures? You might as well read ancient Sanskrit. Instead, just live vicariously through this Dionysian testament to living by your wits: 40 minutes where rags become riches and the world is your reward.
    ——Louis Pattison / Plan B #6 (07/2005)

  • #157

    comment (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:44)

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    KRUZENSHTERN I PAROHOD: Split


    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


    Vialka is reaching the tail end of their recent US tour. They have a few gigs left in New York City before they fly back to Europe for a few more dates then tour Israel, and finally relax back into the French countryside. The thing is, Marylise Frecheville, the half of Vialka who drums, tap dances, runs in place and takes on lead vocals is 5 months pregnant right now. Marylise and husband/bandmate Eric Boros left an amazed audience behind as they passed through Charlottesville, Virginia and played at Dust. These two have a psychic bond and create wildly original music. They navigate endless polyrhythms, stops, starts, and odd time signatures with total confidence and ease. Their vocal delights, could be Haruki Murakami stories as retold as gypsy punk folk tales, or high pitched banchee howls, repeated choruses in unison, or any other sort of unexpected combination of thoughts or ideas. Eric rocks a baritone guitar through bass and guitar stacks and plays a hybrid style which evokes memories of klezmer, rasta, gypsy, punk, and free jazz. Marylise is one of the best drummers I’ve seen ever. (Not the best woman or best pregnant woman) Just one of the most original, creative, tight, fast and complex drummers I’ve witnessed, who also sings while she plays. You must see these guys to believe.
    ——Monkeyclaus - (11/2006)

    Here’s a lovely band that should be on the coverpage of every decent music magazine immediately. A two piece progressive punk jazz gypsy folk fusion band, with unbelievable stage presence and fun factor. With a girl on drums and vocals, and a boy on electric guitar, the comparison with the you-know-who immediately sparks to the mind. Fortunately their music sounds not like the White Stripes at all, this is some kind of unique spazz art rock fusion, with Boros’ great folk inspired melodies and Frecheville’s frentic drumming and incredibly talented voice. I haven’t seen the Tiger Lillies live, but I think they might have a similar live performance. The band is used to playing small venues, and their performance is really energetic and down to earth in a cabaret style, that includes mrs. Frecheville doing a strip even!. They are really modern day nomads, who travel around the world playing music over 300 days in a year, playing wherever they can find and transporting with public transport. They ended up here in Istanbul en route to China going to some remote places like Bishkek and Dushanbe!
    ——Undomondo - (03/2006)

  • #158

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:45)

    KRUZENSHTERN I PAROHOD: Split


    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


    Vialka is reaching the tail end of their recent US tour. They have a few gigs left in New York City before they fly back to Europe for a few more dates then tour Israel, and finally relax back into the French countryside. The thing is, Marylise Frecheville, the half of Vialka who drums, tap dances, runs in place and takes on lead vocals is 5 months pregnant right now. Marylise and husband/bandmate Eric Boros left an amazed audience behind as they passed through Charlottesville, Virginia and played at Dust. These two have a psychic bond and create wildly original music. They navigate endless polyrhythms, stops, starts, and odd time signatures with total confidence and ease. Their vocal delights, could be Haruki Murakami stories as retold as gypsy punk folk tales, or high pitched banchee howls, repeated choruses in unison, or any other sort of unexpected combination of thoughts or ideas. Eric rocks a baritone guitar through bass and guitar stacks and plays a hybrid style which evokes memories of klezmer, rasta, gypsy, punk, and free jazz. Marylise is one of the best drummers I’ve seen ever. (Not the best woman or best pregnant woman) Just one of the most original, creative, tight, fast and complex drummers I’ve witnessed, who also sings while she plays. You must see these guys to believe.
    ——Monkeyclaus - (11/2006)

    Here’s a lovely band that should be on the coverpage of every decent music magazine immediately. A two piece progressive punk jazz gypsy folk fusion band, with unbelievable stage presence and fun factor. With a girl on drums and vocals, and a boy on electric guitar, the comparison with the you-know-who immediately sparks to the mind. Fortunately their music sounds not like the White Stripes at all, this is some kind of unique spazz art rock fusion, with Boros’ great folk inspired melodies and Frecheville’s frentic drumming and incredibly talented voice. I haven’t seen the Tiger Lillies live, but I think they might have a similar live performance. The band is used to playing small venues, and their performance is really energetic and down to earth in a cabaret style, that includes mrs. Frecheville doing a strip even!. They are really modern day nomads, who travel around the world playing music over 300 days in a year, playing wherever they can find and transporting with public transport. They ended up here in Istanbul en route to China going to some remote places like Bishkek and Dushanbe!
    ——Undomondo - (03/2006)

  • #159

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:46)

    KRUZENSHTERN I PAROHOD: Split


    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


    Vialka is reaching the tail end of their recent US tour. They have a few gigs left in New York City before they fly back to Europe for a few more dates then tour Israel, and finally relax back into the French countryside. The thing is, Marylise Frecheville, the half of Vialka who drums, tap dances, runs in place and takes on lead vocals is 5 months pregnant right now. Marylise and husband/bandmate Eric Boros left an amazed audience behind as they passed through Charlottesville, Virginia and played at Dust. These two have a psychic bond and create wildly original music. They navigate endless polyrhythms, stops, starts, and odd time signatures with total confidence and ease. Their vocal delights, could be Haruki Murakami stories as retold as gypsy punk folk tales, or high pitched banchee howls, repeated choruses in unison, or any other sort of unexpected combination of thoughts or ideas. Eric rocks a baritone guitar through bass and guitar stacks and plays a hybrid style which evokes memories of klezmer, rasta, gypsy, punk, and free jazz. Marylise is one of the best drummers I’ve seen ever. (Not the best woman or best pregnant woman) Just one of the most original, creative, tight, fast and complex drummers I’ve witnessed, who also sings while she plays. You must see these guys to believe.
    ——Monkeyclaus - (11/2006)

    Here’s a lovely band that should be on the coverpage of every decent music magazine immediately. A two piece progressive punk jazz gypsy folk fusion band, with unbelievable stage presence and fun factor. With a girl on drums and vocals, and a boy on electric guitar, the comparison with the you-know-who immediately sparks to the mind. Fortunately their music sounds not like the White Stripes at all, this is some kind of unique spazz art rock fusion, with Boros’ great folk inspired melodies and Frecheville’s frentic drumming and incredibly talented voice. I haven’t seen the Tiger Lillies live, but I think they might have a similar live performance. The band is used to playing small venues, and their performance is really energetic and down to earth in a cabaret style, that includes mrs. Frecheville doing a strip even!. They are really modern day nomads, who travel around the world playing music over 300 days in a year, playing wherever they can find and transporting with public transport. They ended up here in Istanbul en route to China going to some remote places like Bishkek and Dushanbe!
    ——Undomondo - (03/2006)

  • #160

    234 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:46)

    KRUZENSHTERN I PAROHOD: Split


    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


    Vialka is reaching the tail end of their recent US tour. They have a few gigs left in New York City before they fly back to Europe for a few more dates then tour Israel, and finally relax back into the French countryside. The thing is, Marylise Frecheville, the half of Vialka who drums, tap dances, runs in place and takes on lead vocals is 5 months pregnant right now. Marylise and husband/bandmate Eric Boros left an amazed audience behind as they passed through Charlottesville, Virginia and played at Dust. These two have a psychic bond and create wildly original music. They navigate endless polyrhythms, stops, starts, and odd time signatures with total confidence and ease. Their vocal delights, could be Haruki Murakami stories as retold as gypsy punk folk tales, or high pitched banchee howls, repeated choruses in unison, or any other sort of unexpected combination of thoughts or ideas. Eric rocks a baritone guitar through bass and guitar stacks and plays a hybrid style which evokes memories of klezmer, rasta, gypsy, punk, and free jazz. Marylise is one of the best drummers I’ve seen ever. (Not the best woman or best pregnant woman) Just one of the most original, creative, tight, fast and complex drummers I’ve witnessed, who also sings while she plays. You must see these guys to believe.
    ——Monkeyclaus - (11/2006)

    Here’s a lovely band that should be on the coverpage of every decent music magazine immediately. A two piece progressive punk jazz gypsy folk fusion band, with unbelievable stage presence and fun factor. With a girl on drums and vocals, and a boy on electric guitar, the comparison with the you-know-who immediately sparks to the mind. Fortunately their music sounds not like the White Stripes at all, this is some kind of unique spazz art rock fusion, with Boros’ great folk inspired melodies and Frecheville’s frentic drumming and incredibly talented voice. I haven’t seen the Tiger Lillies live, but I think they might have a similar live performance. The band is used to playing small venues, and their performance is really energetic and down to earth in a cabaret style, that includes mrs. Frecheville doing a strip even!. They are really modern day nomads, who travel around the world playing music over 300 days in a year, playing wherever they can find and transporting with public transport. They ended up here in Istanbul en route to China going to some remote places like Bishkek and Dushanbe!
    ——Undomondo - (03/2006)

  • #161

    lonv (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:47)

    KRUZENSHTERN I PAROHOD: Split


    The French duo Vialka concluded their 2005 world tour in Israel, where they recorded a 20-minute set at Udi Koomran's Ginger's Studio. This set is here paired with a set by Israeli Klezmer pranksters Kruzenshtern I Parohod. Taken as a whole, Vialka's five songs represent the group's strongest release so far, in terms of both songwriting and performance. The duo offers a rather unusual instrumentation, with Marylise Frecheville playing complex drum patterns while singing, and Eric Boros playing angular riffs on his baritone guitar. The result sounds like a punked-up take on Etron Fou Leloublan. "Bamako" stands among their best songs ever, thanks to a demented opening riff and striking developments, but "Gothenburg" and "Nanaimo" are also very impressive. Kruzenshtern I Parohod has always been an avant-garde party band and that is exactly what they do here: party! Bassist Igor Krutogolov, clarinetist Ruslan Gross and drummer Guy Shechter are here joined by accordion player Olya Yelensky. To celebrate the newcomer's arrival in the band, two early classics of the trio are joyfully revisited: "Tort" from The Craft of Primitive Klezmer and "Young Ones" from Songs, both given exhilirating readings. These are complemented by two new compositions, "Piratskaja", frantically swinging, and "Karate", simply frantic. Like in Vialka's case, Kruzenshtern I Parohod's set is arguably their best outing yet. Put the two sets together and you get a strong, galvanizing album on its own, and a marvelous introduction to both bands. Highly recommended.
    ——François Couture / AMG (12/2006)


    Vialka is reaching the tail end of their recent US tour. They have a few gigs left in New York City before they fly back to Europe for a few more dates then tour Israel, and finally relax back into the French countryside. The thing is, Marylise Frecheville, the half of Vialka who drums, tap dances, runs in place and takes on lead vocals is 5 months pregnant right now. Marylise and husband/bandmate Eric Boros left an amazed audience behind as they passed through Charlottesville, Virginia and played at Dust. These two have a psychic bond and create wildly original music. They navigate endless polyrhythms, stops, starts, and odd time signatures with total confidence and ease. Their vocal delights, could be Haruki Murakami stories as retold as gypsy punk folk tales, or high pitched banchee howls, repeated choruses in unison, or any other sort of unexpected combination of thoughts or ideas. Eric rocks a baritone guitar through bass and guitar stacks and plays a hybrid style which evokes memories of klezmer, rasta, gypsy, punk, and free jazz. Marylise is one of the best drummers I’ve seen ever. (Not the best woman or best pregnant woman) Just one of the most original, creative, tight, fast and complex drummers I’ve witnessed, who also sings while she plays. You must see these guys to believe.
    ——Monkeyclaus - (11/2006)

    Here’s a lovely band that should be on the coverpage of every decent music magazine immediately. A two piece progressive punk jazz gypsy folk fusion band, with unbelievable stage presence and fun factor. With a girl on drums and vocals, and a boy on electric guitar, the comparison with the you-know-who immediately sparks to the mind. Fortunately their music sounds not like the White Stripes at all, this is some kind of unique spazz art rock fusion, with Boros’ great folk inspired melodies and Frecheville’s frentic drumming and incredibly talented voice. I haven’t seen the Tiger Lillies live, but I think they might have a similar live performance. The band is used to playing small venues, and their performance is really energetic and down to earth in a cabaret style, that includes mrs. Frecheville doing a strip even!. They are really modern day nomads, who travel around the world playing music over 300 days in a year, playing wherever they can find and transporting with public transport. They ended up here in Istanbul en route to China going to some remote places like Bishkek and Dushanbe!
    ——Undomondo - (03/2006)

  • #162

    sssss (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:48)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #163

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:49)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #164

    456 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:49)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #165

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:50)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #166

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:51)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #167

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:51)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #168

    456 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:52)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #169

    ddd (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:52)

    Many times, we find it very amusing to see people who can keep a smile on their face all the time. It's kind of annoying isn't it? That's because we're not aware of the advantages of having a positive attitude all the time. Let's unravel some top tips on how to have a positive attitude and see how that can change our lives.
      
      很多时候我们会注意到一件很有趣的事情:我们发现有些人可以一直面带笑容。这有点让人火大,不是吗?会有这种想法,是因为我们还没有意识到一直保持乐观心态的好处。下面我们将阐明一些如何拥有乐观态度的好建议,并看看我们的生活会因之发生什么变化。


      
      1. Think of the good times you are going to have
      
      想象一下你即将拥抱的美好时光
      
      We urge you to try this tip for having a positive attitude all the time. It really works, friends! If you're stuck in a terrible situation or a negative phase of your life, all you have to do is to think of the good times that are going to come after your bad phase gets over. Anticipate for the best and you will get the best.
      
      为了拥有长久的乐观态度,我们强烈要求你尝试一下这条建议。朋友,它真的能见效哦!如果你身陷糟糕境地,或是处于人生低谷,你需要做的,就是想一想度过这段阴霾期后的美好时光。期待最好的,你就会得到最好的。


      
      2. Have a positive attitude all the time by thinking of how you can help others
      
      通过思考如何帮助他人来获得乐观态度
      
      This is one quality of humankind which is universal. We always feel good when we help others in some way, right? There's an innate sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and positivity associated with giving and helping. Have a positive attitude all the time by doing a good deed a day and helping others with your strengths.
      
      这是人类普遍具有的特点。在以某种方式帮助他人时,我们总是感觉良好,不是吗?予人帮助天生就能带给人们成就感、满足感和积极态度。日行一善,以你所长帮助他人,然后你就会获得乐观心态。
      


      3. Look at people who are lesser privileged than you
      
      看看那些不如你的人
      
      If you're the type to be whining, complaining and groaning about the things you don't have, we must say that you need a reality check. Also, being unsatisfied will be a big hindrance in helping you to have a positive attitude all the time. Look around you and see other people who don't have enough resources like you do. Being grateful for what you have can help you have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      如果你是那种只会哀号呻吟,抱怨自己没有什么的人,我们必须得说你需要正视现实。同样,不知足是你保持乐观的一大障碍。看看你的周围那些资源没有你充足的人。感恩你所拥有的,这可以帮助你一直保持乐观。
      


      4. Forget the regrets of your past
      
      忘记过去的遗憾
      
      Are you in a depressed and sullen mood all the time because you are carrying the burden of a trouble past with you? Then allow us to make you realize friends, that every moment you spend thinking of a dark past will fill you with negativity. You will lose one bright moment of your present and the future by doing so.Letting go of your past is the only way you can have a positive attitude all the time.
      
      你在因为过去的一个麻烦而承受身心负担,一直萎靡不振吗?那允许我们提醒你,朋友,你为烦扰灰暗的过去所浪费的每一刻都会让你充满消极。这样做会让你失去现在以及未来的光明时刻。让往事随风散去,这是你能获得持久乐观的唯一路径。
      


      5. Keep fit and healthy all year round
      
      终年保持身体健康
      
      Assuming you keep abreast with beauty, health or lifestyle magazines, we're pretty sure you know the importance of good health by now. Keeping fit and ailment free is a critical tip in having a positive attitude all the time. You might have all the money, success and the luxury in the world, but you won't be able to enjoy anything if you don't have good health.
      
      如果你始终关注关于美、健康或是生活方式的杂志,我们可以确定你非常明白健康的重要性。保持健康、远离疾病对于拥有乐观态度至关重要。你可能拥有世界上所有的金钱、成功和sh,但如果没有健康,你将没法享受任何东西。







  • #170

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:59)

    建造一座房子。




      
      11. Make a meal with food you raised yourself 用自己种植的作物来做饭
      
      Most of us don't give much thought to how much effort it takes to produce the food we enjoy—and must consume to survive—every day. Get in touch with reality by growing your own food for a season. It will give you a new respect and appreciation for farmers。我们大多数人都没有想过,种植并培育我们喜爱的食物需要每天花费多大精力。自己种植一季的作物你就会明白了。这会让你对农民产生新的尊重和感谢。




      
      12. Buy a piece of art because you love it 买一件自己心头爱的艺术品
      
      Original art can be an investment or an extravagance, but at least once make sure that you decide to purchase art because you're listening to your heart and not your pocketbook. Forget about the cost and the possible resale value and buy a piece of art just because you love it。原创艺术可以作为一种投资或是一件奢侈品,但至少应该有一次你决定购买某件艺术品是因为遵从自己的内心而不是为了金钱。忘掉它的价格和可能的转卖价值去买一件艺术品吧,只是因为你喜欢它。




      
      13. Go wilderness camping 去野外露营
      
      Pitching a tent in the back yard is fun and so is car camping at the state park, but for real adventure get back to nature with a wilderness camping trip. By leaving civilization behind and relying on yourself and your companions, you may discover abilities and qualities you never knew you had。在后院里露营或者开车去国家公园露营都很有趣,但要想真正冒险,还是应该回归大自然,去野外露营。把文明抛在脑后,只依靠你和你的同伴,你会发掘出自己之前从未意识到的一些能力和特质。




      
      14. Take a sabbatical休个长假
      
      Everyone dreams about taking a year off, but few people ever do it. Be one of those who do. Save your money and give yourself a sabbatical—whether it's a year or just a few months—to travel, pursue your passion, and plan the next chapter of your life。每个人都梦想着放一年的假,但很少有人会去做。你可以去试试。攒好钱,给自己放个长假,不管是一年还是几个月,去旅行,去追随自己的热情,去为自己人生的下一篇章做准备。




      
      15. Make a piece of furniture打造一样家具
      
      Take time to learn a little about carpentry and woodworking. Then get yourself some good wood and use it to build a table, a bookcase or a chair. Furniture you build will always mean more to you than furniture you buy, and it doesn't have to be perfect to become a cherished family heirloom。花些时间去学习一些木工手艺。然后弄点好木材,自己做一张桌子,一个书架或是一把椅子。自己打造的家具肯定比买来的家具更有意义,它并不需要像珍贵的传家宝一样那么完美。




      
      16. Go snorkeling or scuba diving去潜水
      
      More than 70 percent of the world is covered by water. Discover the beauty and wonder that lie beneath by donning a mask and fins and going below。世界上70%多的区域是水。穿上潜水装备,下水去探寻它的美和水底的奇观吧




      
      17. Adopt a pet 领养宠物
      
      There is no surer way to get in touch with your humanity than to share your life with an animal you love. Pets love us without reservations or conditions and, by their example, teach us live and love better than we could without them。没有什么比和一只你爱的动物分享你的生活更能体现你的人性光辉了。宠物们毫无保留毫无条件地爱着我们,养宠物会让我们更好地学会生活和爱。

  • #171

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:01)

    建造一座房子。




      
      11. Make a meal with food you raised yourself 用自己种植的作物来做饭
      
      Most of us don't give much thought to how much effort it takes to produce the food we enjoy—and must consume to survive—every day. Get in touch with reality by growing your own food for a season. It will give you a new respect and appreciation for farmers。我们大多数人都没有想过,种植并培育我们喜爱的食物需要每天花费多大精力。自己种植一季的作物你就会明白了。这会让你对农民产生新的尊重和感谢。




      
      12. Buy a piece of art because you love it 买一件自己心头爱的艺术品
      
      Original art can be an investment or an extravagance, but at least once make sure that you decide to purchase art because you're listening to your heart and not your pocketbook. Forget about the cost and the possible resale value and buy a piece of art just because you love it。原创艺术可以作为一种投资或是一件奢侈品,但至少应该有一次你决定购买某件艺术品是因为遵从自己的内心而不是为了金钱。忘掉它的价格和可能的转卖价值去买一件艺术品吧,只是因为你喜欢它。




      
      13. Go wilderness camping 去野外露营
      
      Pitching a tent in the back yard is fun and so is car camping at the state park, but for real adventure get back to nature with a wilderness camping trip. By leaving civilization behind and relying on yourself and your companions, you may discover abilities and qualities you never knew you had。在后院里露营或者开车去国家公园露营都很有趣,但要想真正冒险,还是应该回归大自然,去野外露营。把文明抛在脑后,只依靠你和你的同伴,你会发掘出自己之前从未意识到的一些能力和特质。




      
      14. Take a sabbatical休个长假
      
      Everyone dreams about taking a year off, but few people ever do it. Be one of those who do. Save your money and give yourself a sabbatical—whether it's a year or just a few months—to travel, pursue your passion, and plan the next chapter of your life。每个人都梦想着放一年的假,但很少有人会去做。你可以去试试。攒好钱,给自己放个长假,不管是一年还是几个月,去旅行,去追随自己的热情,去为自己人生的下一篇章做准备。




      
      15. Make a piece of furniture打造一样家具
      
      Take time to learn a little about carpentry and woodworking. Then get yourself some good wood and use it to build a table, a bookcase or a chair. Furniture you build will always mean more to you than furniture you buy, and it doesn't have to be perfect to become a cherished family heirloom。花些时间去学习一些木工手艺。然后弄点好木材,自己做一张桌子,一个书架或是一把椅子。自己打造的家具肯定比买来的家具更有意义,它并不需要像珍贵的传家宝一样那么完美。




      
      16. Go snorkeling or scuba diving去潜水
      
      More than 70 percent of the world is covered by water. Discover the beauty and wonder that lie beneath by donning a mask and fins and going below。世界上70%多的区域是水。穿上潜水装备,下水去探寻它的美和水底的奇观吧




      
      17. Adopt a pet 领养宠物
      
      There is no surer way to get in touch with your humanity than to share your life with an animal you love. Pets love us without reservations or conditions and, by their example, teach us live and love better than we could without them。没有什么比和一只你爱的动物分享你的生活更能体现你的人性光辉了。宠物们毫无保留毫无条件地爱着我们,养宠物会让我们更好地学会生活和爱。

  • #172

    tom (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:05)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #173

    tom (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:07)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #174

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:09)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #175

    ton (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:16)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #176

    ton (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:17)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #177

    123 (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:17)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #178

    tom (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:18)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #179

    tom (Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:19)

    The Republic Of The Bored And Boring


    Vialka are the duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frechville, Canadian and French respectively, operating out of Slovenia these days. Their sound is definitely reminiscent of the jazz inspired free rock of the likes of the Ex, and aggro-compositional edges of Fugazi, though the bass-drum dynamic will probably bring some images of the Ruins to mind sans the Magma worship. Marylise (on drums as well as vocals usually in French) propels the unit into some totally fried zones on multiple levels while laying down some steady ground of Boros' bass flights (which sound quite guitarlike to be honest); you'd imagine the results to be a bit too indulgently proggy, but this stuff rides right along with the best Dog Faced Hermans and Crass. They also share with these bands similar elements of both heavy social context, and humor. This 3" CD seems to be part of a larger discography I'd love to get my hands on.
    ——Brian Turner / WFMU

    Marylise Frecheville and Eric Boros, the two basic founders and members of Vialka have a specific attitude to art. Deriving from the underground-experimental-punk scene they break down the frames of simple artistic approach to music or performing. The style they develop is ever changing, full of levels in communication from "simple" rock segments, through brave and daring solos of common improvisation to jazz-splitted idioms, they develop specific moments of poetic atmosphere of the place they perform at, a certain ambient through which they tell their improvised ideas, opinions in an immediate music communication. They live, as they make music, they make music, as they travel, and they travel, as they live. Living nomads, like ambassadors of new sound and traditional humanistic thinking, they travel around the globe in order to make friends, to spread ideas of open musical frames and show, that personality is beyond art. The most important segment of their artistic role is the personal touch they develop by their art, in order to develop trust, friendship, a community of common open thoughts. The best way to present their ideas is the rich program of theirs, which operates as a multicoloured artistic circus, in which fun, poetry, social criticism, irony are together, it is both the king and the clown are telling their stories of the actual social situation, especially the place and the responsibility of art, to keep it working as a language of honest feelings that build up true impressions, real thoughts and new experiences. "Tonight I Show You Fuck" is a remarkable music CD of the Vialka Marching Band group, which does avoid talking nuts, but tells straight away through a kick of a hard bass-guitar and a sensible drum, with the backing floating sounds of a saxophone and a clarinet, that life can be joy, fun, humour and fresh wit, all through simple, nice, honest music. Just as if you drew a circle onto the surface of water.
    ——drMáriás / Bahia.hu

  • #180

    B. (Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:03)

    Hello; (
    i am on one hand sad, on another happy to find out more or less on time, after 3 weeks of every day emails with the company Yalong, manager Wang Wei, about an insane amount of murals and paintings...my partner invested so much time in estimates and calculations...such an crazy waste of time.everything got really odd, when we wanted them to pay our trip for the investigation needed to give a really clear estimate.thank you for sharing.

  • #181

    Mark (Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:29)

    Thank you for this article! We were recently contacted by a Chinese company for pretty much exactly the same thing. Threw a proposal at it anyway, just in case, and they came back with the go ahead for 20 videos of 20 minutes length.

    We sent over job confirmation documents, go them back signed, and were all ready to go out on a trip to China to sign the paperwork until we read this.

    All the pieces fit with exactly what everyone else is saying - It all sounds normal, there's no immediate hints that anything dodgy is going on, but a few flags came up early on - it seemed they did not read any of the paperwork we sent over, and were blindly agreeing to any terms we gave them! Then they said something about notarization fees and we started getting suspicious.

    Additionally, they used the exact same stamp as featured in the video when sending back the confirmation documents.

    The company details are as follows:

    Zhizheng Zhao Manger (sic!)
    Xi’an Yalong Import and Export Trade Co.,Ltd.
    Address:No.88Shangpin,Xi’an High-Tech Zone,Shaanxi,China.
    Zip code:710000
    Tel:+86-29-62300059
    Phone:+86-15291831963
    Email:yalong27@vip.163.com

    The name 'Yalong' seems to have popped up another couple of times in this thread...

    Keep an eye out guys! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • #182

    Klara (Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:42)

    Hi,
    the same story here, Italy. 400 000 euro contract for chemical products. Without tests, testers, nothing.
    Thanks for info guys, better don't waste time and money...

  • #183

    Giorgio (Thursday, 25 April 2013 02:44)

    These people are sick bastards. Don't believe them. I was asked to deliver 100 containers of lemon juice per month for three years!!!! I made a big laugh out of it. There isn't probably enough raw material in all Europe to make this much product.
    If you don't know the company you are dealing with, ask for references regarding other suppliers in your country or continent they work with and contact them. If they do not give you anything drop them. Do not go to China right away it's just a waste of time and money.
    CIAO

  • #184

    David (Saturday, 11 May 2013 06:37)

    Xi’an Yalong Import and Export Trade Co.,Ltd. asked me to deliver a few containers of wine without first ask me a sample to taste.
    Thank you for all your comments.

    Here are the details:

    Shaanxi Xi'an YALONG IMP & EXP TRADING CO., LTD
    Tel: 29+62346858
    Fax: 29+62346856
    Telephone: 13488198182 (Ma Ding)
    Postcode: 710000
    Address: No.88 Shangpin, Xi'an High-Tech Zone, Shaanxi, China
    Website: www.yalongtrades.com
    Best wishes,
    Ma


  • #185

    Les (Monday, 13 May 2013 22:12)

    Same story here in Australia re video production. 20 episodes x 20 minutes firstly we will use our crew then your crew then the crunch "come to China to sign Contracts" they are persistent if nothing else. Be aware they are now targeting Australia

  • #186

    Alan James (Monday, 13 May 2013 22:20)

    http://antifraudintl.org/showthread.php?76832-Xi-an-Yalong-Import-amp-Export-Trade-Co-Ltd&p=217536&posted=1#post217536

    Please check the website above for more information about these scammers.

    Thank you all for such a good job in exposing these low life scammers. Alan James.

  • #187

    Mohammad (Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:07)

    Dear all friends,

    I am going to talk about how we were close to being a victim of a Shaanxi Xian yalong IMP & EXP Trading Co. LTD Scammer in China.



    We put some advertisement on Alibaba and some fraud company named :

    Shaanxi Xi'an YALONG IMP & EXP TRADING CO., LTD

    They called us to purchase bitumen from us.

    IT was amazing that they accepted to pay 100% TT in advance before shipment. My boss went to China and to their office location. They did not even invite my boss to lunch during lunch time. They had 10 employees and everything was good. Later in the hotel meeting, they asked my boss to pay 8000USD in advance so that it would be for guarantee of the delivery. They said this is for lab analysis of the bitumen in China. We said we will provide full SGS certificate and we did not pay and our boss left the city.

    Now that I heard from your website that there are some companies with similar names as "Shaanxi .......IMP & EXP TRADING CO., LTD", I am sure they are fraud.

    I am telling you about scammers here. Don't travel to China for signing the contract. They Rip you and your money.

    Real Chinese buyers issue LC's, they don't accept to pay in advance.



    So the Scammer fraud company name and details are as follows:

    Mr. Huang gang

    yhg903@163.com

    http://www.yalongtrades.com

    Shaanxi Xi'an YALONG IMP & EXP TRADING CO., LTD

    Tel:29+62346858

    Fax:29+62346856

    E-mail:yalong04@vip.163.com

    Postcode:710000

    Address:No.88 shangpin,xi'an Hign-Tech Zone,Shaanxi,China
    Mobile: 0086-1522 9210 650
    Tel :0086-1522 9210 650
    Email : yhg903@163.com



    Please put the above information to your website so that everyone know about these liars and these scammers and fraudsters.



    Regards,

    Mohammad

  • #188

    Michel Amani (Monday, 20 May 2013 03:48)

    We have up to 1mt of gold dore bars for sale, if you are interested kindly contact us by email: michelamani1@gmail.com

  • #189

    udv (Monday, 20 May 2013 21:54)

    They contacted me in the past, to death
    Tel:29+68532260
    Tel :15771993336
    Xi 'an XI AN XIANGHENG IMP&EXP TRADING CO.,LTD
    http://www.xianxh.com

  • #190

    hjk (Thursday, 23 May 2013 01:15)

    Please be aware that the following is a list of companies doing spam and some of them have been indentified "big order" scam".
    http://www.xahzsm.com/
    XI’AN HUAZHUAN Co.,Ltd

    Tel: +86 (0)29-6862 3685

    Email: office@xahzsm.com

  • #191

    Joe (Wednesday, 29 May 2013 05:57)

    Sales Director: Alston
    Manager: Zhang mei ling
    Phone: 86+13572218676
    Email: yalong02@vip.163.com
    Address: No. 88 Shaanxi, Xi'an High-zone, Shaanxi, China.

  • #192

    Thomas Schultz (Monday, 03 June 2013 08:44)

    I received a big order for plastic panles - we produce them in Europe. And went to China to sign the contract, but they ask us also to buy something from a different gold store, my boss both a gift for 2000 Euro, after going back the e-mail didn't respond so we realised it we were scamed. We tried to veryfy the company on www.dnb.com we can an account but it was a new company so they didn't had them in the register. We receive once a month orders from China, the problem is we sell a lot to china to good partners.I found a german website www.ExamineChina.de and tried it once and it worked. I tried also with the AHK in China but it takes much longer. Regards Thomas

  • #193

    SUSAN (Wednesday, 05 June 2013 20:58)

    THIS COMPANY STILL cheating. FEW WEEKS AGO WE CONTACT THIS COMPANY Asking A QUOTE ABOUT OUR COFFEE, MORE OR LESS THE AMOUNT OF 150,000 KG WANTED WAS EQUIVALENT TO 5 MILLION DOLLARS SO WE SAW STRANGE, MUCH COFFEE WHERE YOU WERE TO SELL. WHY THEY DO NOT EVEN LISTED AS A COMPANY ESTABLISHED TO THE EMBASSY OF CHINA SHOULD THINK OF A HIGH OR PENALIZING PUT BEFORE THE LAW OF THESE SCAMMERS. THIS IS THE COMPANY NAME xi'an yalong import and export trade co., Ltd AND DIRECTOR ZHANG MEY

  • #194

    Joseph (Tuesday, 23 July 2013 03:04)

    Dear Sir, I got your contact from google , this chine company which you Bought gold for CEO ,
    They are inviting me to sing contract and to take simple of my gold to them as am gold seller they needed me to take 63kilograms which I have in our position now we ware ready even I had obtain china visa already .

    Very good to ready this i could have been in very big loose.
    Please any one who knows fake buyer of gold kindly communicate to us via tradmarkrefinery@yahoo.com ,
    Also we welcome genuine buyers .
    Thanks
    Joseph

  • #195

    jong (Saturday, 27 July 2013 23:05)

    shaanxi province import and export trade co., LTD,This company is cheater,yalong15@vip.163.com yalong05@vip.163.com,Their phone number is 0086+29+62300058,Contact and they want to be deceived

  • #196

    mike b (Sunday, 28 July 2013 21:00)

    Watch out with this company that has same modus of china export/import scam. www.hkadonix.com Address: The No3 build,reservoir road,baimei hill,huangpuVillage,shajing town,Baoan District, Shenzhen_en Tel:00852-69388212 Fax:00852-30121311 their website just 18 days old..they try to order motor oil from for USD 704.000 without even test our product..they invite us to sign contract in shenzhen china..we refuse that..cause it not come into our common sense. When we ask them to come to our factory they refuse and told us this is chinese style to do business based on trust and respect (yeah right you fucking scammer)..my advice check their website with www.scamadviser.com
    It , will give you analysis with the scam website like this:
    Registered contact email address is a free one
    Technical contact email address is a free one
    Administrative contact email address is a free one
    This website is 18 Days old
    The website expected life (366 days) is relatively short.
    The website appears to be less than six months old
    This website setup involves countries known to be high risk
    This website is likely to be operating from a high risk country

    see how old their website, if less than 1 years just avoid them and if they use free email account also stay away from them..that's the simple indicator for scam company that wants to do scam order for hundreds of dollar..

    Hope this will help you to avoid the export/import china scammer

  • #197

    Robert Salisbury (Monday, 12 August 2013 12:55)

    We were contacted by a Chinese Company Hkadonix to produce Silicone Cushion parts. Volume was to be 15,000,000 pieces per year. We negociated a price and were invited to come to China where we were to sign contracts. We made the trip and found out at lunch, we were required to pay all expenses for lunch plus gifts for the CEO & other employees. Total lunch $3900.us Afterwards they also wanted $2000 for notary fees, which we refused. Furtunately, we paid the luncheon by credit card, which we promptly cancelled and disputed the charge. The money was credited to our CC. The trip to Hong Kong was expensive but very enlightening. If it is too good to be true, its too good to be true. Lesson Learned.

  • #198

    Richard William (Friday, 06 September 2013 00:04)

    Even I received the following Msg. Last Tuesday..


    Dear CEO,

    Our company would like to purchase Alloy steel. If you are Alloy steel producer plz contact us. If you have interest and capacity to cooperate with us, please see our drawing enclosed in the attachment and feel free to contact us.

    As for the terms of payment: the first 30%(T/T )of the total value as the down payment after signing the contract and the balance 70% (T/T ) will be paid before each shipment.

    The specification is as follows:

    Size:Approximately 2.36 inch x 1.8 inch x 1.76 inch

    The order quantity is 10,000,000/12,000,000/20,000,000pcs/year

    If you can provide for us, pls offer us a competitive price, so that we can have a long-term cooperation.

    We are looking forward to your early reply.

    (The valid time is 30 days.)

    Best Regards

    Sonia

    TEL:0086-755-32955706

    MOB: 86-13762122817

    E-mail:hkadonixc@hkadonix.com

  • #199

    Muntchie (Monday, 07 October 2013 04:54)

    we received the same things here in Thailand
    which is aluminium pallet
    email: export@hkadonix.com

  • #200

    Jon (Friday, 11 October 2013 11:08)

    We receive the same email here in Ghana which is cocoa powder.

    Dear,
    Thanks for your reply.
    We are Xi'an Yalong IMP&EXP Trade Co,Ltd,Shaanxi Province,China.
    Tel: +86-29-62300059
    Fax:+86-29-62300058
    Add: No 88 shangpin,xi'an High-Tech Zone ShaanxiProvince,China.
    We want to order 3000 mt per batch ​ from your esteem company.
    Generallly,we will pay the supplier 30% in advance after we signed the contract,before the shippment,our representatives will come to your side to inspect the product and pay you 70% left.
    By the way,have you ever been to China or been to do business with Chinese?
    KIndly reply us at:​ yalong22@vip.163.com
    Waiting for your response
    Kind regards
    Wang Wei

  • #201

    renee (Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:05)

    same guys....


    Dear CEO,
    Our company needs to process a set of printed Children's teaching material
    We would like to find some suppliers which can provide us with a set of printed children’s English teaching material.
    Also the following will show you some information:

    1.Dimension: 280mmx210mm)
    2. Number of inside page: 86; Weight of inside paper: 125g
    3.Number of cover: 4; Weight of cover: 210g (with two sides laminate)
    4. Quantity: 2,000,000.4,000,000/6,000,000pcs.

    As for the terms of payment: the first 40%(T/T by bank)of the total value as the down payment after signing the contract and the balance 60% (T/T by bank) will be paid on every delivery day.
    Once you got our mail and if your factory can print this kind of teaching material for us, please kindly give us a feedback. Thank you.
    Hope we will have a great cooperation.
    Tip: The inquiry valid is 30 days.
    Hope for a long-term friendly business relationship.
    Best Regards
    Kate
    Office Tel: 0086-755-32955706
    Mod: 0086-13760122817
    E-mail: hkadonix@hkadonix.com

  • #202

    Jen Xu (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 07:51)

    This group operates under the names HongKong HKAdonix Co., TED and Hua Tuo Technology Co., Ltd. Their website is http://www.hkadonix.com/ The infamous CEO is a guy named Sam Zhang who looks exactly like this man http://www.chinesescams.com/Scammers/Blank.html See if those of you who met them can recognize him.

    Another company they go by is HongKong CRMA Co.,Ltd (http://szz.07551.com/hkcrma/wwwroot/en/index.asp)

  • #203

    Kim (Saturday, 11 January 2014 01:14)

    Looks like they added another bogus company to their roster. HONGKONG AN XUN LIMITED or HKAXUN


    Dear CEO,

    Our company would like to purchase Aluminum parts. If you are Aluminum producer plz contact us. If you have interest and capacity to cooperate with us, please see our drawing enclosed in the attachment and feel free to contact us.

    As for the terms of payment: the first 30%(T/T )of the total value as the down payment after signing the contract and the balance 70% (T/T ) will be paid before each shipment.

    The specification is as follows:

    The order quantity is 10,000,000/12,000,000/20,000,000pcs/year

    If you can provide for us, pls offer us a competitive price, so that we can have a long-term cooperation.

    We are looking forward to your early reply.

    (The valid time is 30 days.)

    Best Regards

    Betty

    TEL:0086-755-32868533

    MOB: 86-13714808477

    E-mail:betty@hkaxun.com

    Tsk tsk tsk.

  • #204

    Tobias Nordquist (Monday, 03 February 2014 05:34)

    Hello just got this today, anyone know if this is a scam, the looks of it is similar to the one from China.

    Dear Sir or Madam

    I am writing this email to inform that we are Iranian film producers from Nama Tarh Nevisa International Institute who want to produce a documentary about the tourist attractions in countries all over the world such as Japan,Sweden, Spain, Austria, Italy, Korea, New Zealand,… and your country is one of them. We have Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance License for producing this documentary. This film would broadcast from global channels. We are looking for a film production company New Zealand. I was wondering if you co-operate with us. It would be our honor. Attach is the word file including information about this documentary and our requirements. If you need any licenses or information let me know to send you. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Mohammad Perme

  • #205

    Jane (Monday, 10 February 2014 08:51)

    Hi, this fraud come in Macedonia
    They order 4000 live lambs just to change their mind for 2500 live lambs in next mail even before I notice the first mail.
    On the beginning they wanted lambs to be old between 9-11 mounts and when I told them that now is lambing season and that they need to wait 7-9 mounts for lambs to grow they insist to have the lambs now (which is not possible because they are still sucking milk from the ewes)
    I give them a proximate price which was a bit higher because I expect to haggle a bit with them (usually I haggle with Chines when I order something from China)
    Also, they were not interested in performance of the breed even if they stated that lambs are for farming.
    When I ask about what health certificate lambs need they send me some document for importing frozen fish.
    When I ask about gender ratio they answer that they need 50-50 male/female.
    They didn't have any concern about the transport live lambs from Macedonia to China.
    They wanted we to send the lambs to them even without somebody from their side to see the animals before they pay everything. Because I was afraid that they can make some scam when the lambs will arrive there and that they will ask for some compensation or something similar I insist that they need to send person in trust to exam the animals and to approve the shipment .
    In other words they didn't ask any usual/basic questions which are normal farmer will ask having in mind that the total price with transport and other things was around 0.5 mil.Euro.
    They even send me a contract for singing
    All these make me suspicious and I Google them and find this information.
    I wanted to test them end told them in order to export live animals we need to reactive a permit for exporting live animals from our National Agency for food and veterinary and for that we need to sing the contract in presence of authority from Macedonian National Agency for food and veterinary ans since they need to see the animals before we sing the contract this will not be a problem and in case if they can't come they can authorize their embassy to sing for them.
    After this mail they didn't answer again.
    I still sending them mails with some info about the process like I don't know about the scam.
    Anyone have a idea how we to scam them back?

  • #206

    Jane (Monday, 10 February 2014 08:56)

    Continuation from previous post

    Here is the info for the company.

    Purchase Contract

    CONTRACT NO.:

    The Buyer: XI’AN YA LONG IMPORT&EXPORT TRADING CO,LTD

    ADD: No.88 Shangpin, Xi'an Hign-Tech Zone, Shaanxi, China

    MOBILE: +0086-18789411596

    TEL: +0086-29-62300059

    FAX: +0086-29-6200058

    E-MAIL:asiadragontrade@126.com


    Here is conversation

    Me:
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply
    You need to know that sheep are indigenous type. They are selected by farmers thru the centuries. They are not selected by scientist.
    Also, if we make agreement first group will be ready for sending 9 mounts from now (now is lambing season).
    So, what I need to do next

    He:
    Wei Wang

    Jan 13

    to me
    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Now that now is lambing season,why not supply us lambs?

    Me:
    Jan 13

    to Wei
    Hi
    You told me that you need lambs old between 9-11 months
    Also, they are sucklings now, they need their mother's milk
    I don't think they will be strong enough for the trip before they are minimum 3 mounts old becouse of the traditional way of growing the lambs (sucking mother's milk). They will not be capable to survive only by dry food during the trip.

    He:
    Wei Wang

    Jan 14

    to me
    Ok,how long will we wait until the lambs grow to be 3 months?

    Me:
    Jan 14

    to Wei
    Probably until the end of April or beginning of May
    In mean time we can make contract and the terms of payment will be discussed
    I don't think that people will give permit for lambs to leave the country before you pay everything
    They are very suspicious to everybody, couple of time they were tricked

    He:
    Wei Wang

    Jan 14

    to me
    Dear Sir,
    We understand you.
    Pls set your mind at rest.We won't cheat.
    Here pls find the contract.
    We can wait until April to May.Once we reach an agreement on the contract face to face,we will pay you 30% earnest money.Then we will come to your counter to inspect the goods,the remaining 70% will be paid off after the delievering.

    Me:
    Jan 14

    to Wei
    Please, don't understand this personal
    People are afraid
    May be you can send your person of trust to monitor and inspect the animals before they are put in containers to be send to China, so if he approve then you pay the remaining 70% before the lambs live the country.
    Is this OK?

    He:
    Wei Wang

    Jan 15

    to me
    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Concerning the people's anxiousity,we will pay 30% earnest money once we sign the contract face to face. before the animals are put in containers to be sent to China,we will send our person of trust to monitor and inspect the animals.At that time,we will pay the remaining 70% and send our goods to China.
    You can consult your people whether they will agree us.
    Anyway we want to build long term business relation with you.
    Looking forward to your early reply.
    Regards

    Me:
    Jan 20

    to Wei
    Hi,
    I find some info about the export
    We need to provide certificate for movement and certificate for transit for Albania, since only option is to use is port from Albania.
    But you need to send all document which you will need for importing since the document which you send to me is not accepted like reference in our veterinarian agency
    Or if this is complicate for you then maybe we can ask our agency to contact your embassy in Macedonia in official way since our law obligate us for verification of each shipment whit list of documents we need and to check the reliability of importing company in their embassy in order to receive permit for exporting live animals.
    After we finish this you need to come so sign the contract with us and with veterinarian agency, if you can't come you need to send document with which you authorize your ambassador to sing for you with us and with veterinarian agency.
    The expenditures for this procedure we will sheer and our part will be taken out from first 30 %.
    I'm waiting your answer
    All best
    Jane

  • #207

    Gerhard Krieg (Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:14)

    Hkadonix = Huatuo Technology Co. Ltd from Shenzhen/China CEO Mr Sam Zhang or Vice Manager Mr Michael Hao are swindler and scammer of money.
    The Chinese Government protect these big group of swindlers.
    Stay away from them.

  • #208

    Gerhard Krieg (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:03)

    I cannot believe, that these chinese scammers/swindlers still working over and over again.
    Thanks
    Gerhard Krieg / CEO

  • #209

    Ollie (Monday, 09 June 2014 12:11)

    bollox. just got hit for 1k USD.

  • #210

    Babu Krishna Thapa (Friday, 25 July 2014 12:11)

    I am currently being on touch with the same company Henan Yongxu Wenhua Culture Media Company Limited.. As being a Travel & Trekking agency they actually mail me that they want to visit Nepal through our agency and We had a lots of mails. And now the same process begins Please send the notarization fee for the contract.
    Thanks buddy for sharing this i really appreciate that you save me from loss.May God Bless you

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